Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am: Theme, Summary & Analysis

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What does Roger try to steal in short story Thank You, Ma'am?

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1. What does Roger want to buy in the short story Thank You, Ma'am?

2. What does Mrs. Jones give Roger in the short story Thank You, Ma'am?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz/worksheet combo is a handy, interactive way to assess your comprehension of Thank You, Ma'am by Langston Hughes. When you take this quiz, you'll be asked about what Roger steals and wants to buy, as well as how Mrs. Jones responds to him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to test how well you know how to:

  • Identify the item Roger tries to steal
  • Explain what Roger wants to buy
  • Detail what Mrs. Jones gives to Roger in the story
  • Outline the themes presented in Thank You, Ma'am
  • Describe the reasons Mrs. Jones didn't ask Roger more about his life

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what Roger tries to steal and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the themes presented in Thank You, Ma'am
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Thank You, Ma'am lesson, like the interactions between Roger and Mrs. Jones

Additional Learning

For more information about this short story, take a look at our lesson named Langston Hughes' Thank You, Ma'am: Theme, Summary & Analysis. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Detail when Thank You, Ma'am was first published
  • Identify the time period in which Langston Hughes wrote and the subject of his writings
  • Discuss what Mrs. Jones says about the things she did when she was young
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