In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jean Shepherd
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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 does Santa tell the author about the present he wants?

2. Who is Sandy?

3. What does Ralph claim to be several stories high at the fair?

4. What makes Ralph smile near the end of the expedition in Chapter 8?

5. How did the "major award" get broken?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was similar and different about Ludlow Kissel's and Ralph's father's fireworks experiences?

2. What does Ralph like about Treasure Island?

3. How does Wilbur "win" in the final parade performance?

4. What makes Ralph think about Miss Bryfogel?

5. Why is Ralph's life changed forever after the jawbreaker incident at Pulaski's store?

6. Give one example of how the Great Depression affected the Parker family?

7. How does Ralph get through the doorway?

8. What are the settings in chapters 19 and 20?

9. How is "the Graham" damaged?

10. Why do Ralph and Flick get nervous when they look at cash?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Ralph and Wilbur Duckworth. What experiences do they share? What makes them different? What makes Ralph remember Duckworth with such clarity, so many years after they played in the marching band together? Define the term "social outcast" and how it relates to both Ralph and Wilbur. In what ways are they both social outcasts?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Young Ralph to Adult Ralph. What is similar? What is different? What do we learn about Adult Ralph by the types of stories he tells about his childhood?

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is used heavily throughout the book. Cite examples of the use of foreshadowing and how it was used to indicate events to come.

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