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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) African-American Literature Questions

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Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
What did the wings and flying represent?
  1. Happiness
  2. Freedom
  3. Birds
  4. Family
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
What happened to their wings when they were captured for Slavery?
  1. They were cut off.
  2. They were tied up.
  3. They shed them.
  4. They forgot them.
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
In the story, what is an overseer?
  1. A fellow slave
  2. A person watching the slaves
  3. God
  4. Someone who helps slaves
Grade 5 The Story of Ruby Bridges CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
Where does the story take place?
  1. New Orleans
  2. Atlanta
  3. Chicago
  4. New York
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
What did the people who could not fly do?
  1. Passed the story on to their children
  2. Wrote letters to those who went away
  3. Tried to learn how to fly
  4. Became very sad and tired
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.5.5
This story is considered...
  1. A mystery
  2. A folktale
  3. A fairy tale
  4. A true story
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.5.3
Why couldn't Toby take all of the slaves with him?
  1. They were too old.
  2. He didn't have time to teach them.
  3. They didn't want to go.
  4. The Overseer caught them.
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