Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am: Setting, Characters & Quotes


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What does Roger want to buy with the money he was going to steal from Mrs. Jones?

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1. What can Mrs. Jones guess about Roger by looking at him?

2. In what decade does this story likely take place?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the two characters in the story, Thank You, Ma'am, as well as plot points and setting. In order to pass the quiz, you'll need to know the decade in which the story likely takes place, as well as character information about Mrs. Jones and Roger.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Mrs. Jones' occupation in Thank You, Ma'am
  • What Roger wants to buy with the money he was going to steal
  • Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones
  • Mrs. Jones perception of Roger
  • The decade in which Thank You, Ma'am likely takes place

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about characters and setting from the related lesson on Thank You, Ma'am
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding setting and time clues in Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the narrative of Thank You, Ma'am

Additional Learning

To learn more about 'Thank You, Ma'am,' check out the corresponding lesson called Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am: Setting, Characters & Quotes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provides clues for understanding the setting of Thank You, Ma'am
  • Describes the two characters in Langston Hughes' story
  • Explains significant quotes in Thank You, Ma'am
  • Defines astute