Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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1. Why did the author's father want to name the author Jack?
He admired President Kennedy.
He wanted to name her after his own father.
He said it reminded him of his home in the South.
He thought it would make her grow up strong.
2. Roman had to be hospitalized after he--
was hit by a car when he ran into the street.
ate the paint he picked off the wall.
fell from a second story window.
swallowed some cleaner he found under the sink.
3. Which of these did the grandmother do when the grandchildren came to Nicholtown?
She called their father to ask him to send money for their support.
She set up a roadside vegetable stand to earn extra money.
She bought a used car to drive them to school.
She took a second job cleaning for white people.
4. Jackie's mother whipped Hope's legs after he-
skipped school with a friend.
used the word "ain't"
forgot to say "ma'am" to a store clerk.
refused to sit in the rear of the bus with her.
5. According to Jackie's mother, the students' marching had caused the--
destruction of the Kingdom Hall.
high school to be burned down.
bus routes to be changed to avoid Nicholtown.
Woolworth's to close down.
6. At school, which of these did Jackie do because of her religion?
She read her Bible when the other children went to gym class.
She ate her lunch alone in the library.
She volunteered to help the younger kids during recess.
She left the classroom during the Pledge of Allegiance.
7. What did Jackie and Maria sometimes do on school nights?
They cut out pictures from fashion magazines.
They braided each other's hair.
They traded the dinners their mothers had made.
They climbed the oak tree and spied on the people passing by.
8. The teacher said, "Brilliant!" after Jackie--
performed a song about a donkey for her act in the talent show.
read aloud an essay about her grandfather's garden.
recited a Langston Hughes poem for the class.
told her classmates the story of the Selfish Giant that she had memorized.
9. Jackie's mother said Uncle Robert "walked a wide road" after--
she was told he had gone to the March on Washington.
the family found out he had been sent to prison.
he borrowed a large sum of money from her and left town.
the Sisters at the Kingdom Hall said he wasn't welcome there.
10. Which of these did the man called Leftie tell the children?
They were lucky they were too young to go to war.
They should listen to the words of the beautiful Angela Davis.
They were the guardians of the earth and should show it respect.
They needed to go see what life was like in the South.
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