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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following best describes the town of Stamps. Arkansas where Maya grew up in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 2 2. In what area of the United States does To Kill a Mockingbird take place?

Question 3 3. Dr. Maya Angelou dropped out of high school to be the first African American woman to do this job:

Question 4 4. Which of the following novels is a coming of age story?

Question 5 5. What two elements does Maya Angelou combine in her novels?

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Question 6 6. In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, what is a 'masochist'?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is true about the scene when the KKK burns a cross on Maya's front lawn in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 8 8. What does Momma do to keep the the store open during the Great Depression in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 9 9. Why doesn't Bailey get in very much trouble in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 10 10. How does Maya feel about Daddy Bailey leaving her again when she is 8 years old in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Question 11 11. Daddy Bailey works in the kitchen at the naval hospital. What does Dolores tell people his vocation is in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 12 12. How was Uncle Willie, from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, crippled?

Question 13 13. How does Marguerite get the name 'Maya' in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 14 14. Maya is surprised when she first sees Dolores. What did Maya expect her to look like?

Question 15 15. In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, what does Bailey do that creates a sense of fear?

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Question 16 16. Where does Marguerite stay between her transition from her father's home to her mother's in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 17 17. Why does Maya keep Mr. Freeman's assault on her a secret in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 18 18. What causes Uncle Willie to whip Marguerite and her brother Bailey in church in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 19 19. In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, where do Bailey and Maya move in Chapter 26?

Question 20 20. In chapter 3 of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, what does Marguerite use to punish herself?

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Question 21 21. In chapter 4 of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, what is Marguerite often called by other people?

Question 22 22. Which of the following characters gets revenge against bigoted white people by conning them out of their money in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 23 23. When Maya spends the summer with Daddy Bailey, she realizes that he has done all of the following to try to keep from feeling displaced and lonely EXCEPT for which in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 24 24. In Maya Angelou's memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, what word best describes Maya's family dynamic?

Question 25 25. In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, who rapes Maya when she is eight?

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Question 26 26. Which building is the center of activity in the black part of Stamps, Arkansas in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 27 27. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, young Maya equates _____ to sex because she was raped at eight.

Question 28 28. Which of the following characters sexually assaults Maya when she is eight years old in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 29 29. What does the idea of displacement mean?

Question 30 30. What is Maya's experience with white people as a young child living in Stamps in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Question 31 31. Which of the following describes ONE of the obstacles that Angelou's character faced in the novel?

Question 32 32. Which of the following characters does Maya describe as being graceful, smooth, and having velvety skin that falls down in black curls in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 33 33. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which of the following events leads Maya to recognize that racism is not just a black and white issue?

Question 34 34. Which of the following genres best describes I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 35 35. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, how does Maya feel about the former sheriff who warns them about the KKK?

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Question 36 36. What news makes Maya so angry that she wishes that Harriet Tubman had died early, that the Emancipation Proclamation had never been signed, and that Christopher Columbus had drowned in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 37 37. What can we discern from Angelou's ''singing'' in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 38 38. Which of the following does Maya compare her hair to in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 39 39. Why does Vivian bring Maya into her bed in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 40 40. Who is the narrator of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Question 41 41. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, when Maya stays in bed and says she isn't hungry, what does Vivian think is wrong with her?

Question 42 42. Through her religion, Maya learns that she will be rewarded in the afterlife for which of the following in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 43 43. What is the most important literary award Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings won?

Question 44 44. What does Daddy Bailey ask Maya to do when she is 15 years old in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 45 45. What indication is there that Marguerite is still greatly traumatized by what happened with Mr. Freeman in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Question 46 46. In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, when she writes, '…I was really white and because a cruel fairy stepmother, who was understandably jealous of my beauty, had turned me into a too-big Negro girl, with nappy black hair, broad feet and a space between her teeth that would hold a number-two pencil…', what does that say about her thoughts on race?

Question 47 47. What warning does the sheriff give Mrs. Henderson in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 48 48. What is significant about the perspective with the point of view in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 49 49. Which of the following is so common in St. Louis that Maya is surprised to find out it is illegal in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 50 50. Which of the following best describes Bailey's reaction to violent racism in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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