All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. One day, Kojo tells Maya that she has visitors waiting in the:

2. Why does Maya invite a hairdresser to her home?

3. After their meal on their first date, Sheikhali takes Maya to a hotel to:

4. Maya meets Efua Sutherland, who is head of what?

5. Not long after their first meeting, what does Sheikhali ask Maya?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do others react to Maya's anger and bitterness following her son's accident?

2. After her time in Germany comes to an end, where does Maya travel to?

3. What does Maya dislike about Sheikhali?

4. Why is the first-person point of view especially effective in "All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes?"

5. How do Ghanaians in general feel about the black Americans moving to their country?

6. After seeing her son in good spirits and recovering well at the hospital, how does Maya get out of the depression she's been in?

7. How does Malcolm's encounter with Muhammad Ali go?

8. How are the Americans in Ghana regarded following an assassination attempt on the nation's president?

9. What happens to Comfort, Maya's hairstylist?

10. Explain why Kojo's family visits Maya.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Maya Angelou's idealized view of Africa with the reality of her life in Ghana. How does she come to terms with the gap between fantasy and reality?

Essay Topic 2

Describe two major conflicts presented in this book. For each conflict, answer the following:

1. Is it internal or external?

2. How does this conflict affect the author?

3. What resources does she tap into to handle the conflict?

4. In the end, is the conflict resolved? If so, how?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Maya Angelou with the following people:

1. Her friend Efua.

2. Her suitor Sheikhali.

3. Civil Rights Movement leader Malcolm X.

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