Alice Walker's Nineteen Fifty-Five: Summary & Analysis


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In 'Nineteen-Fifty-Five', Traynor and his manager first meet Gracie Mae when they come to her home to _____.

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1. At Christmas, in the short story 'Nineteen-Fifty-Five', Traynor gives Gracie a _____.

2. As he gets more famous, Traynor in 'Nineteen-Fifty-Five', becomes more unhappy and confused because he _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet, we've provided short, multiple-choice questions to help you check your comprehension of Nineteen Fifty-Five by Alice Walker. Here you'll be asked about what Traynor gives Gracie for Christmas, when he and his manager first meet her and his unhappiness as he becomes more and more famous.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to see how well you remember these areas of the story:

  • When Traynor and his manager first meet Gracie Mae
  • What Traynor gives Gracie for Christmas
  • Traynor's unhappiness and confusion as he gets more famous
  • The reaction of the audience when the two friends appear together on the Johnny Carson show
  • How the two main characters in the story can be seen as compared to each other

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reaction of the Johnny Carson Show audience when the two friends appear together
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Nineteen Fifty-Five by Alice Walker
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the two main characters in the story compare to each other

Additional Learning

For more information about this subject, take a look at our lesson called Alice Walker's Nineteen Fifty-Five: Summary & Analysis. You can expect to learn about:

  • The real-life people that are fictionally portrayed in the story
  • How Traynor sings Gracie Mae's song on television
  • How both Traynor and Gracie feel about gaining weight in their later lives