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. What job does Maya's friend, Vicki, get in Africa?

2. How does Maya describe T.D. Bafoo and his wife as a couple?

3. What does the hairdresser tease Maya about?

4. What language do Maya and Sheikhali prefer to converse in?

5. In Aburi, Maya and her friend watch a parade where Maya especially enjoys what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What emotions surface for Maya when she passes by Cape Coast in Ghana?

2. Back in Accra, why is Maya taken to the home of Nana Nketsia, a local tribe chief and adviser to the president?

3. How do the Revolutionist Returnees help Malcolm X when he goes to Accra?

4. How is Maya treated when she goes to the Ghana Broadcasting office and asks to speak with the person who hires writers?

5. How does Maya react to Sheikhali's marriage proposal?

6. What does Maya dislike about Sheikhali?

7. After being mistreated and discriminated against by people whose skin color is the same as hers, what does Maya start to theorize?

8. Explain why Efua tells Maya that Africa is falling apart.

9. Who chastises Maya after she erupts in anger in the Senior Common Room?

10. Who accompanies Maya when she has breakfast with the German couple?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Shed light on the meaning of the title chosen for this book, "All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes." How does this title apply to the following? Be sure to cite examples from the book:

1. Living in a foreign country.

2. Finding similarities among diverse peoples.

3. Making an effort to meet people where they are.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Maya Angelou with the following people:

1. Her friend Efua.

2. Her suitor Sheikhali.

3. Civil Rights Movement leader Malcolm X.

Essay Topic 3

Explain Maya's reasons for going to Africa.

1. What does she hope to find there?

2. Where does she end up?

3. Did she intend to live there? Why or why not?

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