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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) African-American Literature Questions

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Grade 11 A Raisin in the Sun
Why does Walter's employer call?
  1. Walter is getting a raise.
  2. Walter is getting fired.
  3. Walter must come in earlier.
  4. Walter has not been to work in three days.
  5. Walter has been denied vacation time.
  6. none of the above
Grade 11 African-American Literature
Which of the following is NOT related to Equiano's narrative?
  1. kidnapping
  2. beatings
  3. red-faced men
  4. healing ritual
Grade 11 Native Son CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.11-12.6
Which character's point of view dominates the novel?
  1. Boris A. Max
  2. Jan Erlone
  3. Mary Dalton
  4. Bigger Thomas
Grade 11 Native Son CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
What does Bigger feel is the reason for his dissatisfied life?
  1. White people
  2. His parents
  3. Black people
  4. The past
Grade 11 Native Son
Which choice best describes the narration in the novel?
  1. First person
  2. Third person omniscient
  3. Third person limited
  4. Second person
Grade 11 Native Son CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
What limits Bigger Thomas' career choices to menial labor?
  1. His skin color
  2. His lack of education
  3. His need for money
  4. His mental abilities
Grade 11 Native Son CCSS: CCRA.R.2, RL.11-12.2
This novel would be considered a...
  1. Bildungsroman
  2. Protest piece
  3. Fictional novel
  4. Autobiography
Grade 11 A Raisin in the Sun
Near the end of the play, what does Asagai leave Beneatha to think about?
  1. her anatomy test
  2. whether she wants to be an assimilationist
  3. whether she will marry him and move to Africa
  4. whether straightening her hair is "mutilation"
  5. whether she will accept a new job as a librarian
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 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Who picked up Jefferson when he was walking?
  1. His Aunt
  2. Mr. Henri
  3. Mr.Sam
  4. Brother & Bear
Grade 11 Native Son CCSS: CCRA.R.6, RL.11-12.6
Based on the novel, what did the author think of Communism?
  1. He felt it was rigid and unfair.
  2. He felt it brought hope for equality.
  3. He felt it gave the poor a disadvantage.
  4. He felt it favored the wealthy.
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 Things Fall Apart
Why did Chielo bring Ezinma to the Oracle?
  1. Ezinma was dying
  2. Because Chielo believes Ezinma is her daughter
  3. To hear the Oracle's advice
  4. To test Ezinma's parents
  5. None of the above
Grade 11 Things Fall Apart
How did Okonkwo earn his reputation when he was younger?
  1. He was always deeply in debt
  2. He fought Amalinze the Cat and beat him
  3. He beat his wife during the Week of Peace
  4. He fought a cat
Grade 11 A Raisin in the Sun
What was the name of Ruth and Walter's child?
  1. Carl Younger
  2. Ray Younger
  3. Travis Younger
  4. John Younger
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
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