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Historical & Literary Context of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a zeitgeist?

Question 2 2. Which of the following authors supported Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 3 3. Which of the following settings is most comfortable to Maya in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 4 4. Which of the following created the opportunity for the black population to build a community in San Francisco according to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 5 5. Why is Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings considered an autobiography?

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Question 6 6. What happened during Maya Angelou's meeting with her publisher that motivated her to write her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 7 7. All of the following are true about the film version of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings EXCEPT for which?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Dr. Maya Angelou was born and then raised in which of the following?

Question 10 10. Which of these is considered Maya Angelou's most well-known writing?

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Question 11 11. Why is the title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings typical of Maya Angelou's writing style?

Question 12 12.

Why is this an example of call and response?


''Does my sassiness upset you? \ Why are you beset with gloom?''

Question 13 13. Which word from Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, means to get in the way of something?

Question 14 14. What part of speech is the word 'gauche', a word used by Maya Angelou in her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 15 15. Where does I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings rank in the most frequently banned books from classroom and school libraries?

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Question 16 16. What is one instance of the portrayal of racism in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings that opponents cite in their challenge of the book?

Question 17 17. What event makes Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye realize that he is trying to grow up too fast?

Question 18 18. In what area of the United States does To Kill a Mockingbird take place?

Question 19 19. Why did Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings return to the New York Times bestseller list in 1993?

Question 20 20. How long did it take Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to reach the New York Times bestseller list?

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Question 21 21. Where did Maya Angelou find the title for her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 22 22. What does the act of singing represent in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 23 23. How did Maya Angelou's novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings affect other writers?

Question 24 24. Which of the following major events occurs during I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 25 25. What is genre?

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Question 26 26. What genre of literature is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 27 27. Dr. Maya Angelou dropped out of high school to be the first African American woman to do this job:

Question 28 28. Which is an example of ''eye dialect''?

Question 29 29. Choose the correct definition from the word 'segregated', which makes an appearance in Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Question 30 30. The Alabama State Textbook Committee banned I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in the early 1980s for what reason?

Historical & Literary Context of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Chapter Exam Instructions

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