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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ruth tells Walter Lee she is sorry about:
(a) Her nagging
(b) Mama's decision
(c) The new baby
(d) His drinking

2. What does Mama send Travis out to borrow?
(a) Baking powder
(b) Confectioner's Sugar
(c) Cockroach spray
(d) Kitchen cleanser

3. Why does Mama refuse to support Walter Lee's plan to open a liquor store?
(a) It fosters immorality by encouraging drinking
(b) She doesn't think he would be a success
(c) She is afraid that the police would close it
(d) She doesn't like Walter Lee as much as she likes Beneatha

4. What gift does Beneatha's visitor bring?
(a) A little puppy
(b) A large cake
(c) Records and robes
(d) Flowers and candy

5. What does Travis ask Mama?
(a) What smells so nasty
(b) Where his clean socks are
(c) Permission to go outside
(d) If he can spray the roaches

Short Answer Questions

1. What is in the letter they are expecting?

2. The house has how many bedrooms?

3. Where is the action of this play set?

4. Mama tells Travis that she has:

5. Walter Lee and Ruth speak privately about what serious issue?

Short Essay Questions

1. Walter Lee mentions that Mama is expecting something to arrive in the mail. What is she expecting?

2. Why did Mama decide to buy a new house for the family?

3. Which members of the Younger family share each of the two bedrooms?

4. How does Beneatha surprise George before they go out on their date?

5. What does Ruth urge Mama to do with the insurance money for Big Walter's death?

6. Describe Walter Lee's future, as he sees it.

7. What does Walter Lee taunt George about as they wait for Beneatha?

8. What conclusion do Ruth and Walter Lee come to about their marriage in this scene?

9. What is Beneatha afraid that Mama will do when Beneatha's visitor arrives?

10. What function does Joseph Asagai provide in this play about an African-American family?

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