Cash: The Autobiography Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who uses the video "Gospel Land" in his/her ministry?

2. Which one of June's daughters did Johnny nickname "Sparkle"?

3. In what year did Johnny first meet the Carters?

4. What prevented Johnny from committing suicide in the cave?

5. Who was the Hopi Indian Ed McCurdy introduced Johnny to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How long had the Carter family been playing together and what was their code about playing without the others?

3. What was the difference in feeling that Johnny had about his father and mother?

4. What two Carter family buildings were located in Port Richey, Florida?

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 "Chicken in Black" and how did it fit into Johnny's failing record career?

7. Describe Johnny's feelings regarding a near-death experience in 1988.

8. Where had Johnny gone to commit suicide and what made him change his mind?

9. What was Johnny's "Gospel Road" project?

10. What was Johnny's "Man in White" project?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of women in the rural South in the mid-twentieth century. What precedents did they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have? What belief system about Southern women was evident in June and her mother and sisters? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the impact that Johnny's childhood had on him as an adult. What did it mean to be a poor sharecropper's son in the 1930s in America? What stigmas did Johnny live with for his entire life? How did Johnny use his childhood experiences to make music that appealed to the downtrodden?

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