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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Themes

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

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

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou tells the story of the impact racism had on her life and how she viewed herself when she was a child. Use this assessment to test your understanding of the genre and theme of the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The objective of this assessment is to test your knowledge regarding:

  • The genre of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • What the sheriff warns Mrs. Henderson of
  • When Maya realizes she's developed the apathy that leads to racism
  • Maya's feelings about her appearance throughout childhood
  • Where she feels the most comfortable

Skills Practiced

Skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the genre of the novel
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about events of the story that illustrate the theme of the novel

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the material covered in this assessment and more, study the lesson I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Analysis & Themes. Some of the topics covered in this lesson include:

  • A brief review of the hardships Maya faced
  • Her family
  • Her perspectives on racism
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