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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. Why do the soldiers of Haiti randomly shoot the poor?
2. Why did Susan Smith kill her two boys?
3. What story brought Rick back home in 1994?
4. What did Sam let Rick do when they finally went fishing?
5. Why did Margaret stay home from Abigail's funeral?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened when the American soldiers finally came to Haiti?
2. What kind of a man did Sam become, and what did Rick think about him?
3. Why did momma move out of the new house?
4. Why did Rick never drink alone?
5. How did home feel to Rick when he went back for Christmas after returning from Haiti?
6. Why didn't Rick remain married to his young bride?
7. What did Rick find on his second visit to Haiti?
8. How did Rick view winning the Pulitzer Prize?
9. What did Rick learn in Birmingham as he worked for the paper?
10. What experiences did Rick have in Miami?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are Rick's views about religion? Where do they come from? How do they affect him emotionally? What does he understand that he is missing?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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