"Homeless" Comprehension Check

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"Homeless" Comprehension Check

This quiz is meant to assess students' comprehension of the essay "Homeless" by Anna Quindlen.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the homeless woman, Ann, trying to show the author by showing her photographs of a house?
    • A. 

      She thought it looked similar to the author's house.

    • B. 

      She didn't want a house; she prefered living outside.

    • C. 

      She is a person of value because she used to own a house.

    • D. 

      She's happy she doesn't have to pay a mortgage anymore.

  • 2. 
    What does the author's house mean to her?
    • A. 

      It's an example of security and stability in her life.

    • B. 

      It has too many problems to hold any value for her.

    • C. 

      The author doesn't discuss her feeling about her house.

    • D. 

      The author is homeless and does not own her own home.

  • 3. 
    Which of these reasons is not mentioned in the book as a reason why some homeless people choose not to live in shelters.
    • A. 

      Some are mentally ill.

    • B. 

      Some can't find shelters close enough to where they're staying.

    • C. 

      Some do not want to compromise by staying somewhere that isn't their own home.

    • D. 

      Some feel "locked in" in a shelter.

  • 4. 
    Which of these is definitely not Quindlens' reason for writing this essay?
    • A. 

      To inform or explain.

    • B. 

      To persuade.

    • C. 

      To express opinion.

    • D. 

      To entertain.

  • 5. 
    Anna Quindlen says, "Home is where the heart is." What does she most likely mean by that statement?
    • A. 

      Most people don't have any emotional attachment to their homes.

    • B. 

      "Home" ususally means a lot to people because it's where their families are and where important memories were created.

    • C. 

      Your home is important because it is where all of your material possessions are.

    • D. 

      Most people like their homes, but Quindlen has no personal feelings about her house.

  • 6. 
    How did the author of the poem and Ann (the homeless woman from the story) have different views about owning a house?
  • 7. 
    Give 2 examples of how the essay was similar to the biography about Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • 8. 
    Give at least one example of how the essay was different from the biography about Eleanor Roosevelt.