All Over but the Shoutin' Test | Final Test - Easy

Rick Bragg
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Margaret do at the buffet in New York City that both surprised and amused Rick?
(a) She walked around and around without taking anything.
(b) She took five desserts.
(c) She asked a waiter to get her food.
(d) She took three entrees.

2. Where was Rick working in the winter of 1964 as Chapter 16 opened?
(a) The Jacksonvill News.
(b) The Boston Herald.
(c) The Chicago Tribune.
(d) The New York Times.

3. When Rick went home in 1988, how long had it been since he spent the holidays there?
(a) Five years.
(b) Seven years.
(c) Three years.
(d) Ten years.

4. Why did Rick come to dislike Jimmy Carter?
(a) He brokered peace with the despots of Haiti.
(b) He ignored the Amercian soldiers in Haiti.
(c) He helps keep Aristide away from Haiti.
(d) He only sent funding to Haiti.

5. What else does "bodega" mean besides "store"?
(a) Hard work.
(b) Financial freedom.
(c) Freedom, respect, and dignity.
(d) Death.

6. After Rick's second trip to Haiti, what promotion did he receive?
(a) International correspondent to Iran.
(b) International correspondent to Turkey.
(c) National correspondent to the West.
(d) National correspondent to the South.

7. What was the one big award that Rick desired?
(a) The Nobel Prize.
(b) The Pulitzer Prize.
(c) Peabody Award.
(d) The National Correspondent Award.

8. What did the woman tell Rick who he met at a seminar at the end of the book?
(a) That she should not put on hold the nice things in life.
(b) That from him she learned not to be ashamed of where she came from.
(c) That material items cannot fulfill dreams.
(d) That one must forget the past and move on.

9. Why do the soldiers of Haiti randomly shoot the poor?
(a) Because the poor cause riots.
(b) To teach others a lesson.
(c) Because the poor are beggars and thieves.
(d) To sell their bodies back to their families.

10. How did Sam feel about Rick going off to his Fellowship?
(a) Proud.
(b) Envious.
(c) Upset.
(d) Ashamed.

11. What did Louis Bolivar make seven days a week in Haiti?
(a) Clubs.
(b) Chairs.
(c) Coffins.
(d) Knives.

12. What did Sam give Rick to take back to Miami with him?
(a) A hard hat.
(b) A sack of pine cones.
(c) A gun.
(d) Deer meat.

13. What part of the NY Times staff helped Rick the most when he first got there?
(a) The editors.
(b) The photo staff.
(c) The fluff piece staff.
(d) The news staff.

14. What did Sam wear to his grandmother's funeral?
(a) A formal suit.
(b) A suit jacket.
(c) A shirt and tie.
(d) Blue jeans and clean work boots.

15. Why did Rick think that he had to take the city reporter's job?
(a) He had a fancy car payment.
(b) He had a wife.
(c) He had to show up the editor that insulted him.
(d) His mother needed the money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the young South Carolina woman say happened to her two boys?

2. What was momma most taken by in the new house?

3. Why did Rick lose his job at the Birmingham paper?

4. What happened to Mark that kept Margaret shaking for days?

5. What did the eighty-seven year old Miss McCarty do with the money she saved over her lifetime?

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