Short Answer Key
1. What did the redbird do that makes Rick question life?
It attacked its own reflection.
2. What does Rick say about this book?
That it is not important.
3. What did Rick's mother do without so that her boys could have school clothes?
A new dress.
4. Why did Rick tell his family's story?
To record his mother's sacrifices.
5. How long did Rick put off writing his book?
6. What made Rick finally write the book?
His grandmother's death.
7. What city's bombing did Rick mention that he writes about?
8. What instrument did Rick's grandmother play?
9. What did Rick's grandmother die from?
10. What did Rick find himself wishing for at the funeral home?
11. What memory does Rick recall of his grandmother and himself when he was five?
Listening to the radio in bed with...
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