Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

By Rita Williams-Garcia


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Clayton Byrd got upset with Cool Papa Byrd when he didn't allow Clayton to... 
    • A. 

      Do a solo.

    • B. 

      Play with the Bluesmen.

    • C. 

      Eat a midnight snack.

    • D. 

      Have a cool name.

  • 2. 
    What is another name they used for a harmonica?
    • A. 

      Blue harp

    • B. 

      Wind pipes

    • C. 

      Steel wind

    • D. 

      Funky box

  • 3. 
    What reason did Cool Papa give Clayton for the event that made Clayton upset?
    • A. 

      Clayton did not bend the note properly.

    • B. 

      Clayton was too young.

    • C. 

      His mother did not like blues music.

    • D. 

      Cool Papa admitted Clayton was a better musician than he was.

  • 4. 
    Why did Clayton look forward to his mother working a double shift at the hospital?
    • A. 

      He and his grandfather could sneak out to play the blues.

    • B. 

      His grandfather would let him skip school.

    • C. 

      He would get to spend extra time with his dad.

    • D. 

      His mom would take him to work and he could explore the hospital.

  • 5. 
    What did Cool Papa do after his and Clayton's midnight jam sessions?
    • A. 

      Read to Clayton until he fell asleep

    • B. 

      Bake Clayton chocolate chip cookies

    • C. 

      Sing lullabies to Clayton

    • D. 

      Do funny dances

  • 6. 
    Why did Ms. Byrd feel sad after Cool Papa left the navy?
    • A. 

      She had hoped he would stay home, but he didn't.

    • B. 

      She missed playing with the other navy children.

    • C. 

      She was proud of her father when he was serving in the navy.

    • D. 

      She wanted to join the navy and serve with him.

  • 7. 
    Why was Clayton mad at his mother after Cool Papa died?
    • A. 

      She sold all of Cool Papa's belongings.

    • B. 

      She made him do all of Cool Papa's chores in addition to his own.

    • C. 

      She would not allow him to go to the funeral.

    • D. 

      She made him do extra homework for school.

  • 8. 
    What book did Clayton's class read that his grandfather read to him many times?
    • A. 

      The Four Corners of the World

    • B. 

      The One and Only Ivan

    • C. 

      Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone

    • D. 

      Save Me a Seat

  • 9. 
    Why did Clayton follow The Beats into the underground subway?
    • A. 

      Train Ear took Cool Papa's porkpie hat.

    • B. 

      Clayton wanted to learn how to make money from the subway riders.

    • C. 

      Clayton wanted to be their friend.

    • D. 

      Clayton liked the sounds they made.

  • 10. 
    What kind gesture did Ms. Byrd do for Clayton at the end?
    • A. 

      She bought back Cool Papa's Wah-Wah Nita guitar for him.

    • B. 

      She allowed him to join The Beats.

    • C. 

      She took him to a baseball game.

    • D. 

      She allowed him to go on the road with the Bluesmen.