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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8 | Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are the cotton pickers in the first chapter paid?
(a) by the hour
(b) by a company store credit
(c) by the weight of cotton they pick
(d) with food

2. What does Maya think of her black skin?
(a) that it is beautiful
(b) that it does not mean anything
(c) that it is ugly
(d) that it is strange

3. Where do the children go when they leave Stamps?
(a) to a foster home
(b) to their aunt's home
(c) to their mother's home
(d) they never leave Stamps

4. What does Maya admire about Momma?
(a) her strength and power
(b) her beauty
(c) her intelligence
(d) her wealth

5. How did Uncle Willie become handicapped?
(a) beat up by a white gang
(b) dropped as a baby
(c) hit by a car
(d) born with it

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Maya imagine herself when she is very young?

2. Where, according to the author, can childhood questions be answered?

3. Why do Maya and Bailey dislike the Reverend Thomas?

4. What does Maya find out about her parents when she receives Christmas presents from them?

5. Who comes to Stamps to get the children?

(see the answer key)

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