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African-American Literature Questions - All Grades

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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 3 The Story of Ruby Bridges CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.3.3
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.5, RL.5.5
This story is considered...
  1. A mystery
  2. A folktale
  3. A fairy tale
  4. A true story
Grade 10 Thank You Ma'am
Which value is at the core of the theme of "Thank You Ma'am"?
  1. the value of kindness
  2. the value of hard work
  3. the value of a dollar
  4. the value of city life
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 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 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.
Grade 10 Thank You Ma'am
The irony in "Thank You Ma'am" is shown by Mrs. Jones...
  1. turning Roger over to the police and calling his parents.
  2. hitting Roger over the head with her purse.
  3. hiding her purse when she brings Roger to her house to eat.
  4. being kind by feeding Roger and giving him money.
Grade 10 Thank You Ma'am
What happens when Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones's purse in "Thank You Ma'am"?
  1. He changes his mind because he knows it is wrong.
  2. He changes his mind because he is frightened by her large size.
  3. The purse is so heavy that he loses his balance and falls.
  4. He runs away but is caught by another person and brought back to Mrs. Jones.
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 Thank You Ma'am
In "Thank You Ma'am", how does Mrs. Jones get Roger to her home?
  1. She drags him up the street.
  2. She ask the person who caught Roger to drop off the boy.
  3. She promises Roger food.
  4. She tells him she will give him the money for the blue suede shoes.
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Why did Beneatha say she wouldn't marry George?
  1. He was too smart
  2. He was too shallow
  3. He was too nice
  4. He was too conceited
Grade 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who is Lena Younger?
  1. Walter and Beneatha's mother
  2. Travis's grandmother
  3. Ruth's mother-in-law
  4. All of the above
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
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 10 A Raisin in the Sun
Who was Karl Lindner?
  1. Representative from the NAACP
  2. Representative from the Chicago Place Improvement Association
  3. Representative from the Chicago police
  4. Representative from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association
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