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

Jean Shepherd
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a sousaphone?

2. One year, Lud Kissel produced:

3. Someone who spends their Saturdays looking for a good deal is called:

4. What happens when Ralph's father finds out Ralph retold the sensational joke he heard at his family gathering?

5. Who pays for "the Graham's" damages?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ralph was clearly fascinated by the Little Orphan Annie Secret Circle Club. Explain why he was so determined to be part of the membership club. Why did he feel such a need for membership? What did he learn about commercialism and real life from the secret club? Why was it a lesson he kept with him into his adulthood?

Essay Topic 2

Ralph's innocence keeps him out of trouble during a couple of stories in the book. Compare and contrast at least two events in which Ralph was saved from punishment because of his youth and innocence. Explore what was his actual punishment and whether that punishment was more or less effective than one that could have come from an adult. Discuss the irony in how his youth kept him from getting into big trouble even as he was trying to be more grown up.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Old Man and Ralph's mother. Why weren't they given actual names? What was their relationship like with each other? What was their relationship like with Ralph? How did they each influence and shape Ralph?

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