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 overall statement did Rick make about Miami?

2. Why was Rick so nervous about his Fellowship interview?

3. Why did Susan Smith kill her two boys?

4. What was Rick's first story about as a news reporter for the Anniston Star?

5. What did Sam give Rick to take back to Miami with him?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who died at home, and when Rick went to the funeral how did he feel?

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

3. Why did Rick never drink alone?

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

5. What were the details of the stories that Rick told about the bodegas in New York City?

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

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

8. At the early age of twenty where was Rick writing and what was he writing about?

9. How did Rick fare at Harvard?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to Rick, what does true poverty do to a person's life from childhood to adulthood?

Essay Topic 2

What is a widow's mite, and why does Rick Bragg use it as a title for the first section of the book?

Essay Topic 3

How did the school system create Sam's life for him? Was this fair? What choices did Sam have? Do children know and understand their choices? Did Sam?

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