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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helped Julian Mayfield eat sausages he received from America?

2. The chapter that deals with Malcolm X underlines what prominent theme in the book?

3. Why does Malcolm X refuse to dance during a party in his honor given by the Ghana Press Club?

4. Maya cannot accept the invitation by the German man and his wife, but instead suggests what?

5. How is Maya treated when she visits a small African village?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Not everything goes well for Maya in Ghana. Give two examples of something that is unexpected or goes wrong for Maya in Ghana. In each case, address the following:

1. How Maya is affected by the experience or turn of events.

2. In what way she suffers or struggles.

3. How she grows or matures from the experience.

Essay Topic 2

Using three specific examples from the book, explain how circumstances beyond Maya Angelou's control shape the course of her life.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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