I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12 | Chapter 13.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do Maya and Momma hide Uncle Willie?
(a) They do not want Bailey to know where he is.
(b) His ex-wife is looking for him.
(c) The whites are looking for a black man.
(d) They are playing.

2. What does Maya wish when she reads books about heroes?
(a) that she was a princess
(b) that she would be rescued
(c) that a hero would kill Mr. Freedman
(d) that she was a boy

3. Why do the cotton pickers complain at the end of the day?
(a) They work too hard.
(b) They are always cut.
(c) They need more jobs.
(d) They think the scales are weighted.

4. Where, according to the author, can childhood questions be answered?
(a) by their parents
(b) in the town in which the child grew up
(c) by reading about childhood
(d) by their mother

5. What is Maya's mother by profession?
(a) a nurse
(b) a librarian
(c) a minister
(d) a teacher

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Mr. Freedman after court?

2. What does Maya admire about Momma?

3. What does the young Maya think about white people?

4. Why does Maya keep quiet about Mr. Freedman's rape of her?

5. What does Bailey do when someone insults Maya?

(see the answer key)

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