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

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

3. How many times has Momma been married?
(a) once
(b) two
(c) three
(d) none

4. Who is Reverend Howard Thomas?
(a) a presiding elder in the church
(b) the preacher on television
(c) Uncle Willie's friend
(d) Momma's brother

5. As a young child who is Maya's favorite author?
(a) Hemmingway
(b) Baldwin
(c) Stewart
(d) Shakespeare

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Maya think of her black skin?

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

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

4. What does Bailey do when someone insults Maya?

5. What is a black person risking to speak to a white person, according to Momma?

(see the answer key)

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