A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin In The Sun Quizzes & Trivia

This is a multiple choice and short answer test of your knowledge of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who are Willy and Bobo?

    • A.

      Walter's future business partners

    • B.

      Two clowns at the zoo

    • C.

      Travis's friends

    • D.

      Travis's pets

    Correct Answer
    A. Walter's future business partners
    Explanation
    Willy and Bobo are Walter's future business partners. This implies that they are individuals who will be joining Walter in a business venture in the future. The information given does not suggest that they are clowns at the zoo, Travis's friends, or Travis's pets.

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  • 2. 

    Walter said, "Damn my eggs...damn all the eggs that ever was!"  Why?

    • A.

      Walter was tired of Ruth's being sick all the time.

    • B.

      Walter was mad because Ruth had burned his breakfast.

    • C.

      Walter is tired of eating eggs.

    • D.

      Walter wants to dreams of a better life and Ruth keeps pushing reality back at him.

    Correct Answer
    D. Walter wants to dreams of a better life and Ruth keeps pushing reality back at him.
  • 3. 

    Why was Mama getting a check for $10,000?

    • A.

      It was insurance money from her husband's life insurance.

    • B.

      She had won the lottery.

    • C.

      She had won a contest.

    • D.

      The bank was sending her a check for the amount in her account. Since she was old, she thought it was time to spend her money.

    Correct Answer
    A. It was insurance money from her husband's life insurance.
    Explanation
    Mama was receiving a check for $10,000 because it was insurance money from her husband's life insurance.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Beneatha say she would'nt marry George?

    • A.

      He was too conceited.

    • B.

      He was too poor.

    • C.

      He was too shallow.

    • D.

      She just didn't like him.

    Correct Answer
    C. He was too shallow.
    Explanation
    Beneatha said she wouldn't marry George because he was too shallow. This suggests that George lacked depth and substance in his character and personality. Beneatha likely desired a partner who had more depth and intellectual curiosity. She may have found George to be superficial and uninteresting, which made her decide not to marry him.

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  • 5. 

    What was Beneatha's attitude towards God?

    • A.

      A. She was very religious.

    • B.

      B. She did not believe in God.

    • C.

      C. She though he was an unjust God.

    • D.

      D. "God is dead".

    Correct Answer
    B. B. She did not believe in God.
    Explanation
    Beneatha's attitude towards God was that she did not believe in Him. This can be inferred from the given answer option "b" which states that she did not believe in God.

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  • 6. 

    Who is Joseph Asagai?

    • A.

      Beneatha's African friend

    • B.

      Walter's business partner

    • C.

      Ruth's doctor

    • D.

      Beneatha's teacher from Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Beneatha's African friend
    Explanation
    Joseph Asagai is Beneatha's African friend. In the play "A Raisin in the Sun," Joseph Asagai is a Nigerian student and intellectual who becomes close to Beneatha, offering her guidance and support. He represents the connection to African culture and heritage that Beneatha seeks, and their friendship plays a significant role in her personal growth and exploration of her identity.

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  • 7. 

    Why is Asagai's nickname for Beneatha appropriate?

    • A.

      It means "Doctor of the Future."

    • B.

      It means "Hopeful Beauty".

    • C.

      It means "One More Chance".

    • D.

      I means "One for Whom Bread-food-Is Not Enough."

    Correct Answer
    D. I means "One for Whom Bread-food-Is Not Enough."
    Explanation
    Asagai's nickname for Beneatha, "One for Whom Bread-food-Is Not Enough," is appropriate because it reflects Beneatha's desire for more than just the basic necessities of life. It suggests that she is ambitious, driven, and yearning for greater opportunities and experiences. This nickname captures her determination to pursue her dreams and make a difference in the world, highlighting her refusal to settle for mediocrity or mere survival.

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