African American Short Stories: Lesson for Kids


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The Harlem Renaissance was _____.

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1. In One Friday Morning by Langston Hughes, Nancy Lee is rejected for an art scholarship because _____.

2. In Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston, Sykes ridicules Delia for _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and quiz any time to figure out how much you know about different African American short stories. The Harlem Renaissance and the plot of One Friday Morning are two of the topics you need to know in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see just how much you understand about:

  • Folk tales
  • Why Sykes ridicules Delia in Sweat
  • How Annie saves the people on the riverboat in Annie Christmas
  • What the Harlem Renaissance refers to

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about why Nancy Lee in One Friday Morning is rejected for an art scholarship
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important details from the lesson on African American short stories
  • Explaining information - read about why Sykes ridicules Delia in Sweat and explain it correctly

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called African American Short Stories: Lesson for Kids to complete the following goals:

  • Determine what African American folk tales are
  • Explore the story of The Magic Bones
  • Review the main plot in Annie Christmas
  • See when the Harlem Renaissance happened