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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. In writing about sports, what did Rick come to realize were the only types of stories that he wanted to write?
2. Why did Margaret hang Rick's awards on her walls?
3. What kind of people did Rick write about from Immokalee, Florida?
4. What happened in 1991 that Rick got to experience that terrified him deeply?
5. Why did momma move out of her new house?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Rick view winning the Pulitzer Prize?
2. What was the Susan Smith story that Rick covered?
3. What did Rick learn in Birmingham as he worked for the paper?
4. How did Mark's life affect momma and why?
5. Why did Rick question his feelings about being a reporter after the Oklahoma City bombings?
6. What experiences did Rick have in Miami?
7. Who died at home, and when Rick went to the funeral how did he feel?
8. What did Rick experience when he first returned to the South as the Southern Correspondent for the New York Times?
9. What comparisons did Rick make between himself and his father? How did he feel about the comparisons?
10. What happened when the American soldiers finally came to Haiti?
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
How did the Nieman Fellowship and the Harvard education validate Rick? What was he looking for validation for? Did it change him? How so?
Essay Topic 3
What drew Rick to spend his life writing stories about human tragedy? Did writing these types of stories resolve his inner issues? What did he learn about life from these stories?
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