All Over but the Shoutin' Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Rick Bragg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II, Lies to My Mother, Chapters 16-24.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Rick run from the police when he was riding the moped?
(a) He thought it is funny to be chased.
(b) He was afraid momma might cry.
(c) He wanted to be able to brag to his brothers.
(d) He did not want to be arrested.

2. What did the redbird do that makes Rick question life?
(a) It threw its baby from the nest.
(b) It attacked its own reflection.
(c) It flew into a glass door.
(d) It hurled itself into a pool.

3. In writing about sports, what did Rick come to realize were the only types of stories that he wanted to write?
(a) Death.
(b) Car racing.
(c) The ones in which people struggle.
(d) Football.

4. Why did Rick lose his job at the Birmingham paper?
(a) He called out sick a lot.
(b) He became too full of himself.
(c) He had a fight with his boss.
(d) He chose to cover only certain stories.

5. What did Rick's mother do without so that her boys could have school clothes?
(a) A nice house.
(b) Sweets.
(c) New shoes.
(d) A new dress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the wall in Brooklyn that Rick wrote about?

2. How did Rick try to buy his way into heaven?

3. What trait does Rick believe he inherited from his father?

4. What did Rick never do alone?

5. In general, how did Rick Bragg feel about religion as he always had?

(see the answer key)

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