English Grade 10 Practice Exam: Quiz!

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English Grade 10 Practice Exam: Quiz!

Have you ever seen or read the play “A Raisin in the Sun? ” The author of the play is Lorraine Hansberry. Do you think you know enough about this play. Take this quiz that asks pertinent questions such as why Mama called Walter a disgrace to his father’s memory, what happened to the main character at the end of the story, who Farquhar is, etc. And show us how much you remember. This quiz is all about “A Raisin in the Sun. ” Good luck to you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    (ARITS) Who are Willy and Bobo?
    • A. 

      Travis' friends

    • B. 

      Two clowns at the zoo

    • C. 

      Two individuals who plan on opening a business together

    • D. 

      Travis' pet rabbits

  • 2. 
    (ARITS) Walter said, "Damn my eggs, damn all the eggs that ever was!"  Why?
    • A. 

      Walter was tired of Ruth being sick all the time.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      Walter is tired of eggs.

    • D. 

      Walter was bad because Ruth had burned his breakfast.

  • 3. 
    (ARITS) Who is Beneatha?
    • A. 

      Mama

    • B. 

      Walter and Ruth's daughter

    • C. 

      Walter's sister

    • D. 

      Ruth's sister

  • 4. 
    (ARITS) Why was Mama getting a check for $10,000?
    • A. 

      The bank was sending her a check for the amount in her account.

    • B. 

      She had won the lottery.

    • C. 

      She had won an art contest.

    • D. 

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

  • 5. 
    (ARITS) What was Beneatha's attitude toward God?
    • A. 

      She did not believe in God.

    • B. 

      She was very religous and thanked God daily.

    • C. 

      She thought he was an unjust God.

    • D. 

      She never mentioned God.

  • 6. 
    (ARITS) Why did Beneatha say she would not marry George?
    • A. 

      He was too shallow.

    • B. 

      He was too poor.

    • C. 

      He was too ugly.

    • D. 

      He was too dumb.

  • 7. 
    (ARITS) Who was Joseph Asagai?
    • A. 

      Ruth's college professor

    • B. 

      Walter's business partner.

    • C. 

      Ruth's doctor.

    • D. 

      Benatha's African friend

  • 8. 
    (ARITS) What did Asaigi's nickname for Beneatha mean?
    • A. 

      "Doctor of the future"

    • B. 

      "Hopeful Beauty"

    • C. 

      "One who wishes on the stars and dances with the fish"

    • D. 

      "One for Whom Bread - Food - Is Not Enough"

  • 9. 
    (ARITS) Why did Mama call Walter a disgrace to his father's memory?
    • A. 

      He had turned his back on God and had become a drug abuser.

    • B. 

      He had become too concerned with money and had lost traditional family values.

    • C. 

      He beat his wife and verbally abused his son.

    • D. 

      He was too eager to spend the money Mama was receiving from her law suit.

  • 10. 
    (ARITS) According to the play, what are "assimilationist Negroes"?
    • A. 

      Blacks who do not believe in God.

    • B. 

      Blacks who have left Africa to go to America and became educated.

    • C. 

      Blacks who gave up their African heritage to blend into the dominant society.

    • D. 

      Blacks who still live a tribal life in Nigeria.

  • 11. 
    (ARITS) Why does Walter want to meet with George's father?
    • A. 

      To talk business

    • B. 

      To talk about Beneatha

    • C. 

      To bribe him for a liquor license

    • D. 

      To fight him

  • 12. 
    (ARITS) What did Mama do with a portion of her money?
    • A. 

      Made a down payment on a house

    • B. 

      Invested in a grocery store

    • C. 

      Purchased a large quantity of lotto tickets

    • D. 

      Donated to Father Joseph's Babtist school for the Underpriviledged

  • 13. 
    (ARITS) What was Walter's original reaction to Mama's purchase?
    • A. 

      He was very happy.

    • B. 

      He was too tired to care.

    • C. 

      He was understanding.

    • D. 

      He was disappointed.

  • 14. 
    (ARITS) Who is the author of the play, A Raisin in the Sun?
    • A. 

      Lorraine Hansberry

    • B. 

      Langston Hughes

    • C. 

      Charles Dickens

    • D. 

      Carl Sandburg

  • 15. 
    (ARITS) Who was Karl Lindner?
    • A. 

      Walter's boss.

    • B. 

      Representative from the Clybourne Park Improvement Association

    • C. 

      Representative from the NAACP

    • D. 

      Representative from the Illinois State Board of Liquor Distribution and Sales

  • 16. 
    (ARITS) How did Asaigi define 'idealists'?
    • A. 

      They are those who are also assimilationists.

    • B. 

      They are those who refuse to think for themselves.

    • C. 

      They are the intellectuals in colleges.

    • D. 

      They are those who see the changes in life.

  • 17. 
    (ARITS) What was Walter's reaction to Lindner's original offer?
    • A. 

      He accepted his offer.

    • B. 

      He personal disliked Lindner but could not turn his generous offer.

    • C. 

      He told Lindner to leave the appartment.

    • D. 

      He enthusiastic about the opportunity to move into a black community.

  • 18. 
    (ARITS) Why didn't Walter take the money Lindner offered?
    • A. 

      It wasn't enough money.

    • B. 

      His conscience wouldn't let him ruin his family's pride.

    • C. 

      Will returned the money he took.

    • D. 

      Mama would not let him.

  • 19. 
    (ARITS) What gift does Travis buy for Mama?
    • A. 

      Sun Glasses

    • B. 

      A new pot for her plant.

    • C. 

      A gardening hat.

    • D. 

      A sun dress

  • 20. 
    (ARITS) Where was the Younger's new house located?
    • A. 

      East Philadelphia

    • B. 

      Clybourn Park

    • C. 

      Fulton Park

    • D. 

      Englewood

  • 21. 
    (Owl Creek) What is the protagonist's name in the short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge?
    • A. 

      Leonard

    • B. 

      Charles

    • C. 

      Peyton

    • D. 

      Robert Lee

  • 22. 
    (Owl Creek) Farquhar is least devoted to...
    • A. 

      His family

    • B. 

      The confederate army

    • C. 

      The union army

  • 23. 
    (Owl Creek) Farquhar is probably being hanged for...
    • A. 

      Spying

    • B. 

      Giving vital information to the enemy

    • C. 

      Plotting set fire to Owl Creek Bridge

    • D. 

      Successfully burning down Owl Creek Bridge

  • 24. 
    (Owl Creek) The author of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge intended his ending to be...
    • A. 

      Happy

    • B. 

      Shocking

    • C. 

      Unrealistic

    • D. 

      Humorous

  • 25. 
    (Owl Creek) What happened to the main character at the end of the story?
    • A. 

      He was reunited with his wife.

    • B. 

      He died as a result of hanging.

    • C. 

      He was shot by a Union officer's musket.

    • D. 

      He woke up. It was all a dream.

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