Rosa Parks: My Story! Comprehension Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Why was Rosa Parks' mother unhappy when Rosa was born?

    • A.

      She had to quit her job teaching.

    • B.

      Her father worked away from home.

    • C.

      She was mostly alone in a strage place.

    • D.

      All of the answer choices.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the answer choices.
    Explanation
    Rosa Parks' mother was unhappy when Rosa was born because all of the answer choices were true. She had to quit her job teaching, her father worked away from home, and she was mostly alone in a strange place. These factors likely contributed to her feelings of unhappiness and possibly added stress and difficulty to her life after Rosa's birth.

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  • 2. 

    What caused Rosa Parks' grandfather, Sylvester, to dislike white people?

    • A.

      He was treated badly by the plantation overseer.

    • B.

      He was treated badly by his mother.

    • C.

      He was treated badly by his cousin.

    • D.

      He was treated badly by the other workers.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was treated badly by the plantation overseer.
    Explanation
    Sylvester, Rosa Parks' grandfather, developed a dislike for white people because he was treated poorly by the plantation overseer. This mistreatment likely led to feelings of resentment and animosity towards white individuals, as he associated them with the negative experiences he endured.

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  • 3. 

    How does Rosa feel about her brother?

    • A.

      She is protective of him.

    • B.

      She is jealous of him.

    • C.

      She is annoyed by him.

    • D.

      She thinks he is babyish.

    Correct Answer
    A. She is protective of him.
    Explanation
    Rosa's feeling towards her brother is that she is protective of him. This implies that she cares for her brother's well-being and wants to ensure his safety. It suggests that she may look out for him and try to keep him out of harm's way.

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  • 4. 

    Why was Rosa Parks small for her age as a child?

    • A.

      She had chronic tonsillitis.

    • B.

      She had typhoid fever.

    • C.

      She had a broken leg.

    • D.

      She was the youngest child.

    Correct Answer
    A. She had chronic tonsillitis.
    Explanation
    Rosa Parks was small for her age as a child because she had chronic tonsillitis. This condition likely affected her growth and development, causing her to be smaller than other children her age. Chronic tonsillitis is a condition where the tonsils become inflamed and infected repeatedly, leading to various symptoms such as sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and fever. It is possible that the illness and its associated symptoms impacted Rosa Parks' overall health and growth during her childhood.

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  • 5. 

    Why did Rosa's grandmother scold her when she threatened to throw a brick at Franklin?

    • A.

      It was dangerous for her to react to whites.

    • B.

      Her grandmother liked Franklin.

    • C.

      Her grandmother didn't want Rosa's mother to know.

    • D.

      She was upset that Rosa didn't throw the brick.

    Correct Answer
    A. It was dangerous for her to react to whites.
    Explanation
    Rosa's grandmother scolded her when she threatened to throw a brick at Franklin because it was dangerous for her to react to whites. This suggests that Rosa's grandmother was aware of the racial tensions and potential consequences that could arise from such an action. By scolding Rosa, her grandmother was likely trying to protect her from harm and prevent any further escalation of the situation.

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  • 6. 

    Why was there so much Ku Klux Klan activity at the time when Rosa was six?

    • A.

      Returning soldiers thought they should have equal rights.

    • B.

      Whites thought that blacks had a good attitude.

    • C.

      Whites thought that blacks should have equal rights.

    • D.

      Returning soldiers didn't want equal rights.

    Correct Answer
    A. Returning soldiers thought they should have equal rights.
    Explanation
    During the time when Rosa was six, there was a significant increase in Ku Klux Klan activity because returning soldiers from World War I believed that they should have equal rights. These soldiers had fought for their country and experienced the horrors of war, which made them question the racial inequality and discrimination they witnessed. They believed that if they were willing to sacrifice their lives for their country, they deserved equal treatment and rights, regardless of their race. This belief challenged the existing racial hierarchy and provoked a backlash from white supremacists, leading to increased Klan activity.

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  • 7. 

    Why didn't Rosa live with her Cousin Ida?

    • A.

      Cousin Ida wanted to adopt Rosa, and her mother didn't want that.

    • B.

      Cousin Ida didn't have enough room for the whole family.

    • C.

      Cousin Ida couldn't be trusted with their money.

    • D.

      Cousin Ida didn't have a doctor close enough to her house.

    Correct Answer
    A. Cousin Ida wanted to adopt Rosa, and her mother didn't want that.
    Explanation
    Cousin Ida wanted to adopt Rosa, and her mother didn't want that. This suggests that Rosa's mother had objections or reservations about Rosa being adopted by Cousin Ida. This could be due to various reasons such as concerns about the level of care or support that Cousin Ida could provide, or perhaps the mother had other plans or preferences for Rosa's living arrangements.

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  • 8. 

    How would Rosa's life be different if she did not move to Montgomery?

    • A.

      She would not have had to drop out of school.

    • B.

      She would have spent more time with her father.

    • C.

      She would not have had to take care of her brother.

    • D.

      She would not have experienced as much segregation.

    Correct Answer
    A. She would not have had to drop out of school.
    Explanation
    If Rosa did not move to Montgomery, she would not have faced the same level of segregation and discrimination that she experienced there. This would have allowed her to continue her education and stay in school instead of being forced to drop out.

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  • 9. 

    What was the best thing that Rosa learned while she was a student at Miss White's school?

    • A.

      That she was a person with self-respect and dignity.

    • B.

      That she should set her sights lower because she was black.

    • C.

      That she was very good at rug weaving.

    • D.

      That she should not be ambitious or do what she wanted.

    Correct Answer
    A. That she was a person with self-respect and dignity.
    Explanation
    Rosa learned the best thing while she was a student at Miss White's school was that she was a person with self-respect and dignity. This suggests that the school environment and teachings helped Rosa develop a strong sense of self-worth and pride in herself. This knowledge likely empowered Rosa and influenced her actions and decisions in life, allowing her to stand up for her rights and become a prominent figure in the civil rights movement.

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  • 10. 

    What kind of jobs has Rosa Parks done?

    • A.

      Cleaning people's houses

    • B.

      Worked in a factory making shoes

    • C.

      Worked at a zoo taking care of the animals

    • D.

      Drove a taxi cab

    Correct Answer
    A. Cleaning people's houses
    Explanation
    Rosa Parks has worked as a house cleaner, indicating that she has performed cleaning tasks in people's houses.

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