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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 was the name of Johnny's band in the city in #52?

2. Johnny stated that he was glad he wasn't _____________.

3. To what country could Johnny Cash trace his family origins?

4. What did Johnny's father think about his love of music?

5. Which friend of Johnny's had a premonition of his own death?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who were the Highwaymen and how was the group formed?

2. What angst did Johnny suffer in the aftermath of the Cinnamon Hill robbery?

3. What tragedy befell the Cash family regarding Johnny's older brother, Jack?

4. What did Johnny say about the decades of highs and lows in his career?

5. How did Johnny's friends try to intervene in his drug abuse and how did the death of Hopi Indian, Peter LaFarge, impact him?

6. What was the infamous song written for Johnny by Shel Silverstein and where did Johnny first perform it?

7. Who were Johnny's band members at the time this book was written?

8. How did the song "Blue Suede Shoes" come to be written?

9. What did Johnny say about Alan Jackson, Roger Miller and Bill Monroe?

10. What did Johnny say about his first wife, Vivian's, opinion of his musician's lifestyle?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Religion takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of the religious beliefs? How pervasive were the religious beliefs? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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

Create a brief character study of Johnny Cash. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What were his primary motivations during his life?

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