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. What does Maya hear all night when Uncle Willie is hiding?
(a) his whimpering
(b) blacks singing
(c) the minister preaching
(d) people running and yelling outside

2. What does Uncle Willie do to punish mistakes in math that Maya makes?
(a) does not give her dinner
(b) sprays her with cold water
(c) slaps her on the head
(d) touches her fingers to the stove

3. How does Maya punish herself when she does not measure flour correctly?
(a) by cleaning the kitchen
(b) by not eating sweets
(c) by not reading that night
(d) by not going to the movies

4. How does Maya imagine herself when she is very young?
(a) as a woman wearing furs and diamonds
(b) as a blonde with blue eyes
(c) as a white man
(d) as a super black model

5. Who comes to Stamps to get the children?
(a) Aunt Hilda
(b) Vivian Johnson
(c) no one
(d) Bailey Johnson Senior

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maya admire about Bailey?

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

3. Why do the cotton pickers complain at the end of the day?

4. Why does Maya want to go back to Stamps?

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

(see the answer key)

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