Exam - A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin In The Sun Quizzes & Trivia

A Raisin in the sun shows us the story of an African American family who tries to deal with the oppressive circumstances that rule their lives. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial insurance payment they'll soon receive. Take this exam and get to see how much you remember about their story.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    1.  What was the Younger Family waiting for?
    • A. 

      Insurance check

    • B. 

      A liquor license

    • C. 

      Beneatha's medical degree

    • D. 

      Travis's report card

  • 2. 
    Where does the Younger family live?
    • A. 

      Detroit in Michigan

    • B. 

      Harlem in New York

    • C. 

      Southside in Chicago

    • D. 

      Compton in Los Angeles

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      She had a dream deferred.

    • B. 

      She was entered in a writing contest at her university.

    • C. 

      Her family had faced discrimination when they moved to a white neighborhood.

    • D. 

      She was good friends with Langston Hughes.

  • 4. 
    What did Walter Lee want to do with the money?
    • A. 

      He wanted to buy a house.

    • B. 

      He wanted to pay for his sister's college.

    • C. 

      He wanted to buy a liquor store.

    • D. 

      He wanted to buy a new limo.

  • 5. 
    Which answer is correct in regard to the Younger family's job occupations?
    • A. 

      Walter Lee is a limo driver.

    • B. 

      Ruth irons clothes for weathy people.

    • C. 

      Mama works as a maid.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    From what poem is the title of the play taken?
    • A. 

      Robert Frost, "Nothing Gold Can Stay"

    • B. 

      Langston Hughes, "A Dream Deferred"

    • C. 

      Pat Mora, "A Voice"

    • D. 

      Richard Wilbur, "The Writer"

  • 7. 
    Who are two characters from the movie and original play that are not in our adapted version?
    • A. 

      Bobo and Willie

    • B. 

      Mr. Lindner and Willie

    • C. 

      Joseph Agasi and Mr. Linder

    • D. 

      Joseph Agasi and George

  • 8. 
    Why does Walter Lee tell Mama that she "killed his dream" when she tells the family that she bought a house with the money?
    • A. 

      He doesn't want to move from the apartment.

    • B. 

      He will not have enough money to open the liquor store.

    • C. 

      He thinks she will give anything left of the money to Beneatha.

    • D. 

      He wanted to put the money into a college fund for Travis.

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      He wants to pay them to not move into the neighborhood.

    • B. 

      He is a member of the welcoming committee.

    • C. 

      He wants to make friends with the Younger family.

    • D. 

      He is going to help Walter Lee with the liquor store.

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Give the $6,500 to Beneatha for her medical school.

    • B. 

      Purchase a new limo and give the rest to Ruth.

    • C. 

      Keep $3,500 for himself and put the other $3,000 toward Beneatha's medical school.

    • D. 

      Give the entire $6,500 to Willie for the liquor store.

  • 11. 
    What does Willie do with the money Walter Lee and Bobo give to him?
    • A. 

      He goes downtown and purchases a liquor license.

    • B. 

      He leaves town with all of their money.

    • C. 

      He meets Walter Lee and Bobo at a bar and tells them he just bought it.

    • D. 

      He opens a liquor store.

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      She can not stay any longer in their tiny apartment.

    • B. 

      She is looking for a new job.

    • C. 

      She likes being a maid and ironing clothes.

    • D. 

      She doesn't want Walter Lee to feel bad.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      He has joined the Clybourne Park Improvement Association.

    • B. 

      He wants Mr. Linder to visit the family again since they enjoyed the last visit so much.

    • C. 

      He wants Mr. Linder to give them a check to make up for the money he lost.

    • D. 

      He wants to be proud of his decision to open a liquor store.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Walter Lee has no pride if he takes the money from Linder.

    • B. 

      She is glad the check from Mr. Linder will make them rich.

    • C. 

      Walter Lee should leave and never come back.

    • D. 

      They have more money than her ancestors because of the insurance check.

  • 15. 
    What is one reason Walter Lee gives Linder for not taking the check?
    • A. 

      Ruth would never speak to him again.

    • B. 

      Mama would not be proud of him and would not like him as a son.

    • C. 

      His father worked for the house brick by brick.

    • D. 

      Travis should be able to play in the street like other children.