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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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Question 1 of 15

How does the novel end?

  • Maya gives birth to a son
  • Maya gets a new job
  • Maya moves away from home
  • Maya moves back to live with her grandmother

Question 2 of 15

What is Maya's first job?

  • Streetcar Conductor
  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Taxi Driver

Question 3 of 15

Why does Maya run away from her father's house?

  • His girlfriend cuts her in a fight
  • His girlfriend hits her in a fight
  • His girlfriend lies to her father about her
  • His girlfriend starves her

Question 4 of 15

Where does Maya's family move after her mother gets married?

  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • Santa Monica
  • San Jose

Question 5 of 15

Why does Maya's grandmother send her and Bailey to live with their mother again when they are older?

  • She fears for their safety
  • They need to go to school
  • They miss their mom
  • She can't afford to keep them

Question 6 of 15

What great injustice does Maya endure throughout her whole life?

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Ageism
  • Classism

Question 7 of 15

How does Mrs. Flowers help Maya speak again?

  • Giving her books to read out loud
  • Talking with her
  • Making her speak in church
  • Helping her write

Question 8 of 15

Why does Maya stop speaking?

  • She believes she is speaking for the devil
  • She has PTSD after being abused
  • She doesn't want anyone to know what she is thinking
  • She forgot how to talk

Question 9 of 15

What happens to Mr. Freeman after the trial?

  • He is murdered
  • He is sentenced to death
  • He is put in jail
  • He gets away without a penalty

Question 10 of 15

How old is Maya when she returns to live with her mother?

  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 9

Question 11 of 15

What does Maya's grandmother do for work?

  • She owns the only black store
  • She owns a store for blacks and whites
  • She is a servant for a black family
  • She is a servant for a white family

Question 12 of 15

How does Maya feel about herself as a young child?

  • She isn't as pretty as the white girls
  • She is the most beautiful girl she knows
  • She isn't as pretty as other black girls
  • She is prettier than all the white girls

Question 13 of 15

What state do Maya and Bailey live in with their grandmother?

  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee

Question 14 of 15

What do Maya and Bailey call their grandmother?

  • Momma
  • Granny
  • Nana
  • Mammie

Question 15 of 15

Why do Maya and Bailey go live with their grandmother?

  • Their parents get divorced
  • Their mother gets sick
  • Their father dies
  • Their father loses his job

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