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. What does Grandma Baxter do?
(a) She is a precinct captain.
(b) She is a singer.
(c) She is a dancer.
(d) She is a school teacher.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Bailey and Maya sit in church?

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

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

4. What does Maya do with her panties after Mr. Freedman attacks her?

5. Why have many black children never seen a white person in Stamps?

(see the answer key)

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