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 worry about after Rick won his award?
(a) Rick getting rougher writing assignments.
(b) People noticing her more.
(c) Having her picture taken.
(d) Having him stay away for longer periods of time.

2. What overall statement did Rick make about Miami?
(a) "You live and die in Miami."
(b) "Miami is a bad day in paradise."
(c) "From beauty to trash, Miami has it all."
(d) "Miami is a crazy city."

3. What happened to Mark that kept Margaret shaking for days?
(a) He went into a rage and burns his house down.
(b) He was arrested for beating someone in a bar.
(c) His house burned down, and she didn't know if he was in it.
(d) He went on a drinking binge and disappears.

4. What statue stands in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham?
(a) Rosa Parks.
(b) George Wallace.
(c) Bear Bryant.
(d) Martin Luther King Jr.

5. What are the cemeteries like in Haiti?
(a) Well kept as life is sacred.
(b) Guarded as no one is allowed in.
(c) Empty because they burn the bodies.
(d) So full the caretakers don't know where they put people.

6. Why was Rick so nervous about his Fellowship interview?
(a) He wanted it more than anything he had ever wanted.
(b) His editor told him he was a shoe in.
(c) His friends told him he was not cut out for it.
(d) It was a test to him to see if he belonged in educated society.

7. Why did Susan Smith kill her two boys?
(a) To keep them away from their father.
(b) She did not want to take care of them anymore.
(c) To keep a relationship with a rich man.
(d) She thought the world is too cruel for them.

8. Rosario told Rick that he confronted the armed man in his store for what reason?
(a) Rosario worries that the robber will shoot up the store.
(b) Rosario has been robbed so many times that he just wants to shoot them.
(c) Rosario cannot trust that the robber will take the money without shooting him.
(d) Rosario knows the police won't help.

9. What kind of a leader was Papa Doc to Haiti?
(a) A savior.
(b) Hopeful.
(c) Cruel.
(d) Dictatorial.

10. Why did Margaret stay home from Abigail's funeral?
(a) She could not handle it.
(b) She was afraid to go outside.
(c) She did not have a dress to wear.
(d) She was afraid of churches.

11. What did Rick keep as a reminder of the night he went out on a dangerous story with Sean?
(a) A steering wheel.
(b) A shirt.
(c) A rock.
(d) A copy of the story.

12. What had Mark been doing since his fight with Sam?
(a) Working.
(b) Rebuilding his home.
(c) Drinking more.
(d) Living in the old house.

13. How did Rick compare himself to his father?
(a) He said that his father's faults made him a better man.
(b) He said that he is a winner and his father a loser.
(c) He said that in many ways they were the same.
(d) He said they are completely different.

14. What kind of people did Rick write about from Immokalee, Florida?
(a) Poor migrant workers who drank too much.
(b) Criminals.
(c) Crew bosses.
(d) The homeless.

15. What was different about Thanksgiving in the new house?
(a) They all got to sit together in one room.
(b) Rick got his own bed.
(c) Momma had guests.
(d) Mark came sober.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1990?

2. What did Rick do for Dirty Red?

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

4. What did Rick state as the reason that Mark was sober for the funeral?

5. What did Rick say about his mother's attendance at his wedding?

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