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The People Could Fly - African-American Literature - Questions for Tests and Worksheets

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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 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
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
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 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 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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