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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 boyhood friend did Johnny recall while driving toward Northern California one day?
2. In what year did the crime occur at Johnny's Jamaican home?
3. At what age did Johnny begin to work in the fields?
4. What did Johnny think about the abilities of himself and his band in the early days?
5. What was the life goal of the person in #22?
Short Essay Questions
1. What were the personal tragedies experienced by Johnny's good friend, Roy Orbison?
2. Who were Johnny's two wives and how many children did he have?
3. What did Johnny recall about himself and the other musicians who shared the Sun recording label in the 1950s?
4. Who were "The Tennessee Two" and how did Johnny meet up with them?
5. What were the lyrics in Johnny's song "Man in Black" that described why he always wore black?
6. Where did the Cash family move in 1934?
7. Who were Johnny's parents and in what year was Johnny Cash born?
8. What did Johnny relate about the hard life of working in the cotton fields as a boy?
9. What tragedy befell the Cash family regarding Johnny's older brother, Jack?
10. What explanation did Johnny give for not performing Kris Kristofferson's song "City of New Orleans"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Cash's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why Cash used them where he did. Why did Cash divide the book into sections with the identity of his his homes?
Essay Topic 2
The theme of struggling with personal identity is an important one in this book. Describe how it extends through setting, characters and issues and provide examples for each.
Essay Topic 3
Johnny Cash was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of Johnny's life through this book, what were his biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did he manage through them? How did his coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of his life? Explain.
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