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

Rick Bragg
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the foreign correspondents eat at the Montana Hotel in Haiti?

2. What story did Rick write about in Clearwater that marked him forever?

3. How did everyone treat Margaret at the acceptance dinner for Rick's award?

4. What did Rick say that men did instead of rioting?

5. To what does the title "Monsters" refer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What comparisons did Rick make between himself and his father? How did he feel about the comparisons?

2. How did home feel to Rick when he went back for Christmas after returning from Haiti?

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

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

5. Why did momma move out of the new house?

6. Why did Rick hate Haiti?

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

8. What kind of a man did Sam become, and what did Rick think about him?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did poverty shape the young lives of the three brothers? How did Margaret get caught up in the poverty cycle, and what did it cost her?

Essay Topic 2

Margaret had some small pictures of Charles which Rick looked at now and again as a boy. At one point he said, "It hurts my eyes to look at them for long." Explain the quote in regard to Rick's relationship to his father.

Essay Topic 3

Growing up, what was Rick taught to believe about black people? What did he learn as a child for himself about them? What happened with the experience after the black boy brought Rick's family food?

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