Desiree Baby Reading Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Why is Madame Valmonde shocked when she sees the baby?

    • A.

      The baby is bigger than she expected

    • B.

      The baby is being tended to by a slave

    • C.

      The baby is not properly dressed

    • D.

      The baby is darker than she expected

    Correct Answer
    D. The baby is darker than she expected
    Explanation
    Madame Valmonde is shocked when she sees the baby because the baby is darker than she expected. This suggests that the baby is of mixed race, which goes against societal norms and expectations during the time period in which the story is set. The revelation of the baby's darker skin color challenges Madame Valmonde's assumptions and prejudices, leading to her shock.

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  • 2. 

    How does Desiree come to the Valmonde family?

    • A.

      She was adopted through a private agency

    • B.

      She was found by the side of the road

    • C.

      She was given to Madame Valmonde by her sister

    • D.

      She was abandoned by a runaway slave

    Correct Answer
    B. She was found by the side of the road
    Explanation
    Desiree comes to the Valmonde family because she was found by the side of the road.

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  • 3. 

    What truth is discovered in the old letter at the end of the story?

    • A.

      Desiree had an affair with a slave

    • B.

      Armand is of African American descent

    • C.

      Desiree is of African American descent

    • D.

      Armand was adopted as a child

    Correct Answer
    B. Armand is of African American descent
    Explanation
    The truth discovered in the old letter at the end of the story is that Armand is of African American descent. This revelation is significant as it challenges the racist beliefs and attitudes that Armand had held throughout the story, leading to the dissolution of his marriage with Desiree.

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  • 4. 

    What does Desiree notice as she observes one of the slaves' children?

    • A.

      Her baby has the same skin color as the slave's child

    • B.

      Her baby is almost as big as the slave's child

    • C.

      The slave's child is not very attractive

    • D.

      The slave's child looks too young to be working

    Correct Answer
    A. Her baby has the same skin color as the slave's child
    Explanation
    Desiree notices that her baby has the same skin color as the slave's child. This observation suggests that there may be a connection between the two children, possibly indicating that the slave's child is also her own child. The similarity in skin color implies a shared genetic heritage, which is a significant observation in the context of the story.

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  • 5. 

    What does Desiree do when her husband, Armand, shuns her?

    • A.

      She kills him and then herself, leaving her baby an orphan

    • B.

      She goes back to her mom's house, where she's accepted

    • C.

      She disappears with the baby, never to be seen again

    • D.

      Begs him not to kick her out, even if he keeps her as a slave

    Correct Answer
    C. She disappears with the baby, never to be seen again
    Explanation
    In the given options, the answer "She disappears with the baby, never to be seen again" is the most plausible explanation for what Desiree does when her husband, Armand, shuns her. This option suggests that Desiree chooses to leave her husband and takes their baby with her, cutting off all contact and disappearing from their lives. This choice aligns with the idea of Desiree wanting to protect herself and her child from the rejection and mistreatment she faced from Armand.

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