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

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Question 1 1. In the movie 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' what does Uncle Willie say about the Joe Louis fight?

Question 2 2. All of the following are true about the film version of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings EXCEPT for which?

Question 3 3. What literary device did Maya Angelou use in selecting the title for her book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 4 4. What does the act of singing represent in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 5 5. Dr. Maya Angelou worked with whom in the civil rights movement?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is considered Maya Angelou's most well-known writing?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Choose the correct definition from the word 'segregated', which makes an appearance in Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Question 9 9. What is the main lesson that Scout learns from her father and from her journey in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Question 10 10. Which of the following novels is a coming of age story?

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Question 11 11.

Why is this an example of call and response?


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

Question 12 12. What two elements does Maya Angelou combine in her novels?

Question 13 13. How did Maya Angelou's novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings affect other writers?

Question 14 14. Which of the following authors supported Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 15 15. Which of the following major events occurs during I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Why is Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings considered an autobiography?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Where does I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings rank in the most frequently banned books from classroom and school libraries?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Why did Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings return to the New York Times bestseller list in 1993?

Question 22 22. What is the most important literary award Maya Angelou's book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings won?

Question 23 23. How is the movie version of Maya's eight grade graduation different from the book in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 24 24. The poem that is the inspiration for Maya Angelou's book title I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings relays what image?

Question 25 25. Dr. Maya Angelou was born and then raised in which of the following?

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Question 26 26. In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, what is a 'masochist'?

Question 27 27. What event makes Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye realize that he is trying to grow up too fast?

Question 28 28. What is a similarity of Maya Angelou's writing style in her poetry and prose?

Question 29 29. What is one one way we can tell Maya Angelou's novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was well received by the public?

Question 30 30. Which of the following settings is most comfortable to Maya in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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