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 is the Asp?

2. How does Ralph's mother find Ralph during his incident with Grover Dill?

3. Hohman's weather is described as having:

4. Where was the World's Fair held the year Ralph went as a child?

5. How is Ralph's date behaving?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Wilbur Duckworth considered to be a social outcast?

2. What made Ralph's father's fireworks show so noteworthy one year?

3. Why does Adult Ralph recall the theme song of his favorite radio show after all the years?

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

5. What does Ralph like about Treasure Island?

6. Why were the movie night contests so important to the people of Hohman?

7. How is Ralph punished for damaging the family car?

8. What is the significance of the blind date story?

9. Why does Ralph become the real butt of the joke instead of getting in trouble for retelling the dirty joke?

10. Why is Ralph an Outsider Looking In during the fishing trip?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What makes the book have a community feel about it that can be related to by a great number of people, regardless of whether they grew up during the Great Depression or in the Midwest?

Essay Topic 2

Explore and describe the theme "parents versus children" used throughout the book. Why was it such an important theme? Did it help bring laughter and joy or heartache and pain to the book and why? How can everyone relate to this theme?

Essay Topic 3

Ralph has many theories about people that he shares throughout the book. One such theory is that people are put into two groups: Official People and The Rest of Us. Discuss Ralph's theory, and decide if he is correct or if there are faults with his theory. Use examples from the book.

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