The Fire Next Time Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation" – Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," I hear in his present laughter" what?
(a) "The laughter of tomorrow."
(b) "His laughter as a child."
(c) "The singing of birds of yesterday."
(d) "The gravelly voice of our father."

2. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe" what?
(a) "What white people say about you."
(b) "That your life is fluid."
(c) "That you are destined for greatness."
(d) "That you are attainable."

3. The author says of one of his ancestors in "My Dungeon Shook," "One of them said, the very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and" what?
(a) "My chains fell off."
(b) "I was engulfed."
(c) "I was given faith."
(d) "I suddenly saw the light."

4. Whom does the author describe watching learn to walk in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His son.
(b) His nephew.
(c) His grandson.
(d) His brother.

5. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that "we can make America" what?
(a) "A beacon of yesterday."
(b) "Better than it has ever been."
(c) "Great again."
(d) "What America must become."

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "You were born where you were born, and faced the future that you faced because" of what?

3. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means to display something?

4. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?

5. About how many years ago does the author describe the letter recipient being born in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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