Who is Maya Angelou? - Biography, Books, Poetry & Accomplishments


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

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1. Dr. Maya Angelou dropped out of high school to be the first African American woman to do this job:

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz test your knowledge of the personal and professional life of Maya Angelou. The questions will assess what you know about Dr. Angelou's upbringing, writings and civil rights accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Maya Angelou's early life
  • Her involvement in the civil rights movement
  • Dr. Angelou's published books, poetry and essays
  • Famous individuals connected to Maya Angelou

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life and accomplishments of Maya Angelou
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about this writer and activist
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about the highlights of Dr. Angelou's career

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical figure, review the accompanying lesson called Who is Maya Angelou? - Biography, Books, Poetry & Accomplishments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Published works
  • Civil rights activities
  • Awards and honors
  • Performing career
  • Connection to politicians, actors and other influential figures