Our America - Final Assessment

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Final Assessment Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz assessming student's comprehension of the novel Our America.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did LeAlan and Lloyd grow up?
    • A. 

      In the projects in Detroit, Michigan.

    • B. 

      In the housing projects on the south side of Chicago.

    • C. 

      In the housing projects on the south side of Chicago.

  • 2. 
    Why was LeAlan raised by his grandmother?
    • A. 

      His mother suffered from mental illness.

    • B. 

      His mother died of alcohol-related complications.

    • C. 

      His mother died from gunshot wounds.

  • 3. 
    Who raised Lloyd?
    • A. 

      His mom and dad.

    • B. 

      His mother raised him by herself.

    • C. 

      His sisters raised him after his mother died.

  • 4. 
    Why didn't Lloyd's dad help to raise his kids?
    • A. 

      He was an alcoholic

    • B. 

      He lived in another city.

    • C. 

      He died when Lloyd was a baby.

  • 5. 
    What illegal "game" did LeAlan and Lloyd play on the highway overpass?
    • A. 

      They wrote grafitti on the overpass.

    • B. 

      They dropped rocks on the cars driving by.

    • C. 

      They ran in front of cars driving on the highway.

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the housing project where Eric Morse was killed?
    • A. 

      Cabrini Green

    • B. 

      Ida B. Wells

    • C. 

      Marshall Field homes

  • 7. 
    Why did Johnny and Tyrone throw Eric out of the 14th floor window?
    • A. 

      He stole their candy

    • B. 

      He wouldn't steal candy for them

    • C. 

      He told the police they were gang members

  • 8. 
    How old was Eric Morse when he died?
    • A. 

      5 years old

    • B. 

      3 years old

    • C. 

      10 years old

  • 9. 
    How old were Tyrone and Johnny when they pushed Eric out of the window?
    • A. 

      5 and 6

    • B. 

      14 and 15

    • C. 

      10 and 11

  • 10. 
    What did Eric Morse's brother do when Johnny and Tyrone held Eric out of the window.
    • A. 

      He ran downstairs to get his mother.

    • B. 

      He tried to hold on to Eric until one of the boys bit his hand and made him let go.

    • C. 

      He ran next door and called 9-1-1

  • 11. 
    There were 2 police officers who were involved with Tyrone and Johnny.  Why did they feel that Tyrone had a better chance for success than Johnny?
    • A. 

      Tyrone was a straight A student and Johnny got mostly F's.

    • B. 

      Tyrone had a mother who was involved in his life, but Johnny's mom was a drug addict.

    • C. 

      Tyrone had an after school job, but Tyrone did not.

  • 12. 
    A basketball hoop was named after Eric Morse.  Why doesn't anyone play on it?
    • A. 

      It's too dangerous for kids to play out in the open

    • B. 

      The basketball court is overgrown with weeds.

    • C. 

      The basketball hoop is too high

  • 13. 
    What sentence did Johnny and Tyrone receive at their trial?
    • A. 

      They were sentenced to 5 years probation.

    • B. 

      They were sentenced to stay in prison until they reached 21 years old.

    • C. 

      They were sentenced to 5 years in prison.

  • 14. 
    How has the neighborhood around the Ida B. Wells changed over the past 30 years?
    • A. 

      Things are worse: the weather has gotten worse

    • B. 

      Things are worse: there are a lot more gangs, shootings, drugs and poverty.

    • C. 

      Things are better: there are more jobs and less crime

  • 15. 
    Why did LeAlan and Lloyd want to do the radio documentary about the projects?
    • A. 

      They wanted to earn money to go to college.

    • B. 

      They wanted to show the world that living in the projects was not as bad as everyone thinks.

    • C. 

      They wanted to show the world how violence,drugs and poverty make it hard to live in the projects.