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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
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 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 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 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
What did Mama do with her money?
  1. Gave it all for Travis's education
  2. Gave it all for Walter and Ruth's new baby
  3. Put it in savings
  4. Made a down payment on a house
Grade 5 The People Could Fly CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who are Willy and Bobo?
  1. Walter's future business partners
  2. Friends of Mama
  3. Beneatha's boyfriends
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who was George Murchison?
  1. a man that wants to marry Beneatha for her money
  2. a man from Africa that Beneatha dates
  3. a rich man that Beneatha dates
  4. a man that wants to be a doctor
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
What was Walter's reaction to Mama's purchase?
  1. He was upset and disappointed
  2. He was very happy
  3. He didn't really care
  4. He was understanding
Grade 12 Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
In Incidents of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs argued freedom was harder to achieve for slave women because:
  1. they had children
  2. they were need for housework
  3. they were hard workers
  4. they lived longer
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