Short Essay Questions Key
1. Where was Johnny Cash when he began writing this autobiography?
The story opens from Johnny Cash's home--Cinnamon Hill--in Jamaica where he was when he began writing this autobiography.
2. What was the country of Johnny Cash's ancestry and where did they eventually settle in America?
Johnny said that his family originated in Scotland where the motto of their coat of arms was, "Better Times Will Come." The family settled in America in 1667 and his ancestors moved on to the South with some fighting the Confederate War and eventually settling in Arkansas.
3. Who were Johnny's parents and in what year was Johnny Cash born?
Johnny's grandfather was a traveling preacher and his youngest son, Ray Cash, was the last child at home after his father's death. Ray continued to care for Johnny's mother until her death then joined the army, eventually fighting in Mexico. Ray married Carrie Rivers in 1920 and Johnny is their fourth child, born in 1932.
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