# Thank You M'am By Langston Hughes

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### Which of these events is an example of an external conflict?

• A.

Mrs. Jones walks home from work.

• B.

Roger tries to take Mrs. Jones's purse.

• C.

Roger wants to buy new shoes.

• D.

Mrs. Jones cooks dinner for Roger.

B. Roger tries to take Mrs. Jones's purse.
Explanation
An external conflict involves a struggle between a character and an outside force. In this scenario, Roger trying to take Mrs. Jones's purse represents an external conflict because it shows a direct confrontation between two characters. Mrs. Jones walking home from work, Roger wanting to buy new shoes, and Mrs. Jones cooking dinner for Roger do not involve any external conflicts as they do not depict any struggle or confrontation with an outside force.

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• 3.

### When Roger looks from the open door to Mrs. Jones and then looks back to the open door, you can infer that he is:

• A.

Thinking about what to do for dinner

• B.

Deciding if he should close the door

• C.

Wondering if he should try to escape

• D.

Getting ready to wash his face

C. Wondering if he should try to escape
Explanation
Based on the information given, we can infer that Roger is wondering if he should try to escape. This can be inferred because he looks from the open door to Mrs. Jones and then looks back to the open door, indicating that he is considering the possibility of escaping.

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• 4.

### Mrs. Jones notices that Roger is:

• A.

Very dirty

• B.

Tall for his age

• C.

Crying softly

• D.

Bleeding a little

A. Very dirty
Explanation
Mrs. Jones notices that Roger is very dirty. This suggests that Roger has been engaging in activities that have caused him to become dirty, such as playing outside or getting involved in messy tasks. The fact that he is very dirty implies that he may have been neglecting personal hygiene or not taking care of himself properly.

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• 5.

### From the way Mrs. Jones treats Roger in her home, which inference can you make?

• A.

Dinner will probably be delicious.

• B.

She will want to see Roger again.

• C.

Her parents were very strict with her.

• D.

She understands how Roger feels.

D. She understands how Roger feels.
Explanation
Based on the way Mrs. Jones treats Roger in her home, it can be inferred that she understands how Roger feels. This suggests that she may have experienced similar circumstances or hardships in her own life, leading to her empathy towards Roger. The other options, such as dinner being delicious, wanting to see Roger again, or her parents being strict, do not have any direct evidence or connection to Mrs. Jones' treatment of Roger in her home.

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• 6.

### Which of the following is an example of internal conflict?

• A.

Mrs. Jones forces Roger to come to her home.

• B.

Roger struggles with feelings of regret and shame.

• C.

Mrs. Jones tells Roger to wash his face.

• D.

Roger tries to steal money for shoes.

B. Roger struggles with feelings of regret and shame.
Explanation
The correct answer is "Roger struggles with feelings of regret and shame." This is an example of internal conflict because Roger is experiencing an internal struggle within himself. He is grappling with his own emotions of regret and shame, which suggests an internal conflict rather than an external conflict imposed by Mrs. Jones or any other external factors mentioned in the options.

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• 7.

### Another example of an internal conflict occurs in the story when:

• A.

Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones's handbag.

• B.

Mrs. Jones takes Roger back to her apartment.

• C.

Roger is thinking about running out of her room.

• D.

Mrs. Jones holds Roger by the shirt.

C. Roger is thinking about running out of her room.
Explanation
Roger is thinking about running out of Mrs. Jones's room. This represents an internal conflict because Roger is torn between his desire to escape and his fear of the consequences of his actions. He is conflicted about whether to take the risk of running away or stay and face the consequences of his attempted theft. This internal conflict adds depth to Roger's character and highlights the moral dilemma he is facing in the story.

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• 8.

### What does Mrs. Jones give Roger at the end of the story?

• A.

Food for his family

• B.

A lecture on responsibility

• C.

Money for shoes

• D.

A pair of blue suede shoes

C. Money for shoes
Explanation
In the story, Mrs. Jones gives Roger money for shoes at the end. This suggests that she is kind and compassionate towards him, understanding his need for proper footwear. By giving him money for shoes, Mrs. Jones not only meets his immediate need but also shows him empathy and teaches him a valuable lesson about responsibility and trust.

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• 9.

### An external conflict occurs in the story when:

• A.

Mrs. Jones decided to take Roger to her home for dinner

• B.

Roger struggles to break the grip that Mrs. Jones has on his shirt.

• C.

Mrs. Jones tells Roger she used to want things when she was young.

• D.

Roger wants Mrs. Jones to be able to trust him to return from the store.

B. Roger struggles to break the grip that Mrs. Jones has on his shirt.
Explanation
In the given options, the external conflict occurs when Roger struggles to break the grip that Mrs. Jones has on his shirt. This conflict is external because it involves a physical struggle between two characters. Roger is trying to free himself from Mrs. Jones' hold, indicating a clash of wills or opposing actions. This conflict adds tension and suspense to the story as it reveals the power struggle between the two characters.

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• 10.

### From Mrs. Jones's actions throughout the story, which inference can you make about her:

• A.

Events in her own life have helped her to understand how Roger feels.

• B.

She is probably quick to judge the actions of others.

• C.

Her loneliness leads her to be kind to the strangers she encounters.

• D.

A. Events in her own life have helped her to understand how Roger feels.
Explanation
Based on Mrs. Jones's actions throughout the story, it can be inferred that events in her own life have helped her to understand how Roger feels. This can be seen when she shows empathy towards Roger and tries to teach him a lesson instead of turning him in to the police. Her understanding and compassion suggest that she may have faced similar challenges or difficult circumstances in her own life, which allows her to relate to Roger's situation.

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• 11.

### What does Mrs. Jones admit to Roger?

• A.

She works late hours in a hotel restaurant.

• B.

Her own childhood contained its share of mistakes.

• C.

She thinks it takes a lot of courage to apologize.

• D.

Her belief is that everybody deserves a second chance.

B. Her own childhood contained its share of mistakes.
Explanation
Mrs. Jones admits to Roger that her own childhood contained its share of mistakes. This suggests that she is opening up about her past and sharing personal information with Roger. It could indicate that she understands the challenges and difficulties that come with making mistakes, and she may be empathizing with Roger's situation. This admission may also help to establish a connection or bond between Mrs. Jones and Roger, as they both have experiences of making mistakes in their lives.

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• 12.

### Why does Roger offer to go to the store for Mrs. Jones?

• A.

He knows she wants the sweetened milk.

• B.

His escape will be easier if he can have an excuse to go outside.

• C.

He wants to show her that he can be trusted.

• D.

His surprise at her actions leads him to fear she will call the police.

C. He wants to show her that he can be trusted.
Explanation
Roger offers to go to the store for Mrs. Jones because he wants to show her that he can be trusted. This can be inferred from the fact that he has just tried to steal from her, but instead of running away, he stays and offers to do a favor for her. By doing this, he hopes to gain her trust and potentially avoid any consequences for his actions.

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### At the end of the story, you can infer that Roger:

• A.

• B.

Will probably try to pay the ten dollars back to Mrs. Jones.

• C.

Resents the attitude that she displayed towards him.

• D.

Will never forget the kindness that Mrs. Jones showed him.

D. Will never forget the kindness that Mrs. Jones showed him.
Explanation
Based on the information given, it can be inferred that Roger will never forget the kindness that Mrs. Jones showed him. This can be inferred from the fact that Mrs. Jones showed understanding and compassion towards Roger when she did not turn him in to the police after he tried to steal from her. This act of kindness is likely to leave a lasting impression on Roger and make him remember it in the future.

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• 14.

### Fill in the blank with the character name that best matches the character type listed.Which one would be considered a round character:     Rikki Tikki Tavi     or    Chuchundra

Rikki Tikki Tavi
Explanation
Rikki Tikki Tavi would be considered a round character because he is a well-developed and complex character in the story. Throughout the story, Rikki Tikki Tavi undergoes growth, change, and experiences a range of emotions. He is portrayed as brave, intelligent, and determined, which adds depth to his character. Additionally, Rikki Tikki Tavi has a significant impact on the plot and interacts with other characters in a meaningful way. Overall, the character of Rikki Tikki Tavi is multi-dimensional and contributes to the overall richness of the story.

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• 15.

### Fill in the blank with the character name that best matches the character type listed.Which one would be considered a static character:     Mary Maloney      or     Patrick Maloney

Patrick Maloney
Explanation
A static character is one who undergoes little to no change throughout the story. Based on the information given, since the question is asking for a character who would be considered static, the correct answer would be Patrick Maloney.

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• 16.

### Fill in the blank with the character name that best matches the character type listed. Which one would be considered a flat character:     Roger or Mrs. Jones

Mrs. Jones
Explanation
Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones would be considered a flat character. A flat character is one-dimensional and lacks depth or complexity. Mrs. Jones, being a detective, is likely to fulfill a specific role or function in the story without much development or growth.

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### Fill in the blank with the character name that best matches the character type listed.Which one would be considered a dynamic character:     Mrs. Jones       or       Roger

Roger
Explanation
Roger would be considered a dynamic character because dynamic characters undergo significant changes throughout a story. They often experience personal growth, learn from their experiences, and evolve as the plot progresses. In contrast, static characters like Mrs. Jones do not undergo significant changes and remain relatively unchanged throughout the story.

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• 18.

### Quote of the Week: Fill in each blank with the appropriate word to complete the quote of the week."I done things, too, ________ I would not tell you son..." Thank You, M'am by Langston Hughes

which
Explanation
The correct answer is "which". In the quote, the speaker is referring to things they have done that they would not tell their son. The word "which" is used to introduce a relative clause and refers back to the things the speaker is talking about.

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