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African-American Literature Questions - All Grades

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Grade 7 The People Could Fly
Which element makes the story a folk tale?
  1. It has characters with supernatural abilities
  2. The conflict is between good and evil
  3. It is a fictional account of a real event in history
  4. It includes flying as a symbol of freedom
Grade 7 The People Could Fly
What causes Sarah, the young man, and the slave to fly away?
  1. The Driver whips them
  2. They fall from the heat
  3. They suddenly grow wings again
  4. Toby says the magic words from Africa
Grade 7 The People Could Fly
What did the ones who could not fly do in the end?
  1. They learned to fly for when Toby returned
  2. They told us the story to their children who eventually became free
  3. They refused to believe that the other people could fly
  4. They sang out joyfully to celebrate their friends' freedom
Grade 7 The People Could Fly
Why did people who could fly shed their wings and stop flying?
  1. because they were treated brutally on the plantations
  2. because they forgot how to fly
  3. because they were chained by their owners
  4. because they could not take their wings on the ships
Grade 7 The People Could Fly
What metaphor is used to describe the Master of the plantation?
  1. dark promise
  2. black shining stick
  3. a slice-open cut of pain
  4. hard lump of clay
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
Who was the author of "A Raisin in the Sun"?
  1. William Shakespeare
  2. Mrs. Cooper
  3. Lorraine Hansberry
  4. Lorraine Huckleberry
Grade 3 African-American Literature
Why were the boys a disappointment to their father?
  1. They were not happy.
  2. They argued all the time.
  3. They were not very strong.
  4. They wanted to move away.
Grade 2 African-American Literature
What word did Granna Rabbit teach everyone?
  1. Asouee
  2. Mercifully
  3. Harambee
Grade 3 African-American Literature
Where does the story take place?
  1. Ghana
  2. Georgia
  3. America
  4. Australia
Grade 2 African-American Literature
Grade 2 African-American Literature
How did Li'l Rabbit help with the party?
  1. He shared his dream.
  2. He sang a special song.
  3. He gave everyone a big hug.
Grade 2 African-American Literature
At the end of the party, Li'l Rabbit was sad. Why was Li'l Rabbit sad?
  1. His friends didn't come.
  2. Granna Rabbit was still sick.
  3. He didn't bring anything to the party.
Grade 2 African-American Literature
Why wasn't Li'l Rabbit allowed to help with Kwanzaa activities?
  1. He was too little.
  2. He was too bossy.
  3. He was too messy.
Grade 2 African-American Literature
Li'l Rabbit went home. What did he find when he got there?
  1. Everyone was there.
  2. Granna Rabbit was still sick.
  3. His brother had opened his gifts.
Grade 3 African-American Literature
In which way did the brothers change the most during the story?
  1. They became wealthy.
  2. They lost both parents.
  3. They learned to get along.
  4. They became popular in the village.
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