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Rick Bragg
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the wall in Brooklyn that Rick wrote about?
(a) A tribute to those killed in the streets there.
(b) A division between races.
(c) A memorial to soldiers.
(d) A tribute to the leaders of the gangs.

2. What did Rick's wife tell him that scared him out of the marriage?
(a) She thought she was pregnant.
(b) He only cared about his work.
(c) He worked too late.
(d) She did not want him traveling for his stories.

3. To what does the title "Monsters" refer?
(a) The Oklahoma city bombers.
(b) Burning houses.
(c) Insensitive journalists.
(d) Poverty.

4. What did Rick never do alone?
(a) Drink.
(b) Go to the movies.
(c) Eat jellybeans.
(d) Go out to eat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Sam wear to his grandmother's funeral?

2. What story brought Rick back home in 1994?

3. What overall statement did Rick make about Miami?

4. In writing about sports, what did Rick come to realize were the only types of stories that he wanted to write?

5. How did Margaret feel about Rick living away from his family most of his life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Susan Smith story that Rick covered?

2. What was momma's new house like and how did she and everyone else react to it?

3. What experiences did Rick have in Miami?

4. How did Mark's life affect momma and why?

5. What was the riot like that Rick experienced in Miami and how did it affect him?

6. Why did Rick hate Haiti?

7. What was Margaret's experience traveling to New York City like?

8. Why did Rick go home in the Spring of 1994, and what did he write about the whole experience?

9. Why did Rick question his feelings about being a reporter after the Oklahoma City bombings?

10. What did Rick learn in Birmingham as he worked for the paper?

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