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The Color of Water - African-American Literature - Questions for Tests and Worksheets

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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 12 The Color of Water CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.11-12.2
Which word sums up the theme of the novel?
  1. Invisibility
  2. Identity
  3. Family
  4. Racism
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
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