A Raisin in the Sun Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1, Scene 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mama call the apartment?
(a) A cozy place
(b) A rat trap
(c) A fire hazard
(d) Our little home

2. Where is the action of this play set?
(a) In a boarding house in New York City
(b) In an apartment in a small town in Illinois
(c) In a quiet house in a Chicago suburb
(d) In a small apartment in Chicago's Southside

3. What does Ruth forbid Travis to do?
(a) Turns up the radio so loudly
(b) Wear his baggy jeans to school
(c) Ask his grandmother for money
(d) Stop on the way to school for gum

4. What is Beneatha's current ambition in life?
(a) To marry a rich man
(b) To go on the stage
(c) To become a doctor
(d) To leave Chicago

5. How long did Mama and Big Walter plan on living in their apartment when they moved in?
(a) Five years
(b) Two years
(c) One year
(d) Ten years

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Big Walter die, according to Mama?

2. What does Walter Lee give Travis?

3. What was the former function of Ruth and Walter Lee's bedroom?

4. What is Beneatha's relationship to Ruth?

5. Who makes the first entrance?

(see the answer key)

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