Themes in A Raisin in the Sun


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The title of the play A Raisin in the Sun relates to the theme of

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1. In A Raisin in the Sun, Mama and Ruth share the same dream, which is to

2. In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter hates his job because he feels that it is beneath him. This demonstrates the theme of

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can check your understanding of the events that take place in A Raisin in the Sun and how they reflect the themes of the play by answering the questions posed in this quiz/worksheet combo. The quiz can be retaken as many times as needed and the worksheet can be used as a reference while you answer the practice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using this assessment, you will answer questions pertaining to:

  • The theme to which the title of the play relates
  • Mama and Ruth's shared dream
  • Which theme is reflected in Walter's hatred of his job
  • What Ruth considers due to the family's lack of money
  • What Joseph Asagai encourages Beneatha to do

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the link between the title of the play and one of the play's major themes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dream that Mama and Ruth seek to fulfill
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characters of Ruth, Walter and Beneatha

Additional Learning

You can further review this subject by accessing the lesson titled Themes in A Raisin in the Sun. The lesson provides you with the opportunity to study:

  • What a theme is
  • Four major themes explored in the play
  • Which characters and their actions reflect the themes discussed in the lesson