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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) African-American Literature Questions

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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 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Who picked up Jefferson when he was walking?
  1. His Aunt
  2. Mr. Henri
  3. Mr.Sam
  4. Brother & Bear
Grade 11 The Color of Water CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.11-12.6
Which choice best represents the text's view of the past?
  1. The past can be respected and learned from
  2. The past is the past and should be forgotten
  3. The past is more desirable than the present
  4. The mistakes of the past completely determine the future
Grade 11 Things Fall Apart
Why did Chielo bring Ezinma to the Oracle?
  1. Ezinma was dying
  2. Because Chielo believes Ezinma is her daughter
  3. To hear the Oracle's advice
  4. To test Ezinma's parents
  5. None of the above
Grade 11 Things Fall Apart
How did Okonkwo earn his reputation when he was younger?
  1. He was always deeply in debt
  2. He fought Amalinze the Cat and beat him
  3. He beat his wife during the Week of Peace
  4. He fought a cat
Grade 11 Things Fall Apart
What was Okonkwo’s biggest fear?
  1. Instruments and music
  2. raising lazy children
  3. the wrath of the gods
  4. being like his father
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
How does Grant insult his aunt?
  1. By telling her that she is old
  2. By refusing to teach Jefferson
  3. By going to Bayonne to eat dinner
  4. By not driving her to visit Henry Pichot
Grade 11 The Color of Water
"The Color of Water" would be classified as which type of text?
  1. A bildungsroman
  2. A memoir
  3. A biography
  4. A historical fiction novel
Grade 11 The Color of Water CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
Why does Ruth push her children to complete their education?
  1. It leads to a good job.
  2. It leads to being respected.
  3. It leads to independence.
  4. It leads to a happy life.
Grade 11 The Color of Water CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
What did Ruth McBride Jordan rely on most when raising her children?
  1. Faith and family
  2. Prayer and friends
  3. Government assistance and church
  4. Her husband and parents
Grade 11 The Color of Water CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
Which word best describes McBride's mother?
  1. Strong
  2. Confused
  3. Homely
  4. White
Grade 11 Native Son CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.11-12.6
Which character's point of view dominates the novel?
  1. Boris A. Max
  2. Jan Erlone
  3. Mary Dalton
  4. Bigger Thomas
Grade 11 Things Fall Apart
What is not true about Ekwefi's daughter Ezinma?
  1. Okonkwo wishes she were a boy
  2. Because she is an ogbanji, all the past dead children are in her
  3. She let a pot break while fooling around but only cried after
  4. Her mother's life revolves around her
Grade 11 Things Fall Apart
Okonkwo is famous in all nine villages. What is he known for?
  1. Muscian
  2. Warrior
  3. Murderer
  4. Tribe Leader
  5. His good looks
Grade 11 Things Fall Apart
What is not true about the Ibo culture?
  1. They worship a god named Chukwa
  2. A chi is believed to be a personal god who determines one's fate
  3. The kola nut and palm wine are their ideal foods
  4. Men are not allowed to have more than one wife
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 Native Son CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
What does Bigger feel is the reason for his dissatisfied life?
  1. White people
  2. His parents
  3. Black people
  4. The past
Grade 11 Native Son
Which choice best describes the narration in the novel?
  1. First person
  2. Third person omniscient
  3. Third person limited
  4. Second person
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