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Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Why was Mama getting a check for $10,000?
  1. She had inherited it from an aunt
  2. It was insurance money from her husband's life insurance
  3. The bank sent her the money
  4. Walter gave it to her
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Why did Beneatha say she wouldn't marry George?
  1. He was too smart
  2. He was too shallow
  3. He was too nice
  4. He was too conceited
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who are Willy and Bobo?
  1. Walter's future business partners
  2. Friends of Mama
  3. Beneatha's boyfriends
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who was George Murchison?
  1. a man that wants to marry Beneatha for her money
  2. a man from Africa that Beneatha dates
  3. a rich man that Beneatha dates
  4. a man that wants to be a doctor
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who was the author of "A Raisin in the Sun"?
  1. William Shakespeare
  2. Mrs. Cooper
  3. Lorraine Hansberry
  4. Lorraine Huckleberry
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
What did Mama do with her money?
  1. Gave it all for Travis's education
  2. Gave it all for Walter and Ruth's new baby
  3. Put it in savings
  4. Made a down payment on a house
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
What was Walter's reaction to Mama's purchase?
  1. He was upset and disappointed
  2. He was very happy
  3. He didn't really care
  4. He was understanding
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who is Lena Younger?
  1. Walter and Beneatha's mother
  2. Travis's grandmother
  3. Ruth's mother-in-law
  4. All of the above
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who is Travis?
  1. Mama's grandson
  2. Walter and Ruth's grandson
  3. Walter's brother
  4. Beneatha's son
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who was Karl Lindner?
  1. Representative from the NAACP
  2. Representative from the Chicago Place Improvement Association
  3. Representative from the Chicago police
  4. Representative from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Where and when did "A Raisin in the Sun" take place?
  1. Chicago during the 1930's
  2. Clybourne Park during the 1950's
  3. Chicago during the 1950's
  4. Clybourne Park during the 1930's
Grade 11 A Raisin in the Sun
Why does Walter's employer call?
  1. Walter is getting a raise.
  2. Walter is getting fired.
  3. Walter must come in earlier.
  4. Walter has not been to work in three days.
  5. Walter has been denied vacation time.
  6. none of the above
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
In "A Raisin in the Sun", Mama objects to Walter's investment idea because:
  1. her husband did not want the money invested
  2. of her religious background
  3. they have tried to invest in the business
  4. she does not want to spend the money but rather put it in a savings account
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
In "A Raisin In the Sun", Walter wishes to invest the check in:
  1. a restaurant
  2. a dry cleaning business
  3. a liquor store
  4. a construction company
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
In "A Raisin In the Sun", what does Ruth prepare for Walter's breakfast?
  1. cereal
  2. scrambled eggs
  3. bacon and eggs
  4. poached eggs
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
In "A Raisin In the Sun", Walter is...
  1. a waiter
  2. a chauffeur
  3. a cook
  4. a garbage man
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
In "A Raisin In the Sun", why does mama slap Beneatha?
  1. Beneatha is pregnant
  2. Beneatha says there is no God
  3. Beneatha is dating Agasai
  4. Beneatha refuses to marry George
Grade 11 A Raisin in the Sun
Near the end of the play, what does Asagai leave Beneatha to think about?
  1. her anatomy test
  2. whether she wants to be an assimilationist
  3. whether she will marry him and move to Africa
  4. whether straightening her hair is "mutilation"
  5. whether she will accept a new job as a librarian
Grade 11 A Raisin in the Sun
What was the name of Ruth and Walter's child?
  1. Carl Younger
  2. Ray Younger
  3. Travis Younger
  4. John Younger
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