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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did momma feel about Mark's jail terms?
2. What else does "bodega" mean besides "store"?
3. What did Rick state as the reason that Mark was sober for the funeral?
4. Why did Rick come to dislike Jimmy Carter?
5. Why didn't Rick take the job he wanted at the St. Petersburg Times?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Thirty years later, Rick went back to see the big house that he once lived in. It was renovated. Rick wanted to scream when he saw it. Explain why he would want to scream at a beautiful house.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
What is a widow's mite, and why does Rick Bragg use it as a title for the first section of the book?
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