Thank You M'am By Langston Hughes

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  • 1. 
    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.

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    Mrs. Jones notices that Roger is:
    • A. 

      Very dirty

    • B. 

      Tall for his age

    • C. 

      Crying softly

    • D. 

      Bleeding a little

  • 4. 
    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.

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    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. 

      She has probably had bad experiences dealing with the police.

  • 10. 
    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.

  • 11. 
    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.

  • 12. 
    At the end of the story, you can infer that Roger:
    • A. 

      Is excited about being able to buy his new shoes.

    • 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.

  • 13. 
    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  
  • 14. 
    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
  • 15. 
    Fill in the blank with the character name that best matches the character type listed.Which one would be considered a flat character:     Detective O'Malley   or    Mary
  • 16. 
    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 
  • 17. 
    Quote of the Week: Fill in each blank with the appropriate word to complete the quote of the week."I done things, too, [BLANK] I would not tell you son..." Thank You, M'am by Langston Hughes
  • 18. 
    Short Answer: Write your answer in complete sentences. Be sure to answer the entire prompt.-Infer why you think that Mrs. Jones will have a lasting impression on Roger. Provide two examples from the story to support your answer.