Our America - Final Assessment

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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.

    Correct Answer
    C. In the housing projects on the south side of Chicago.
    Explanation
    LeAlan and Lloyd grew up in the housing projects on the south side of Chicago. This information is provided in the given answer.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. His mother suffered from mental illness.
    Explanation
    LeAlan was raised by his grandmother because his mother suffered from mental illness. This implies that his mother was unable to provide him with the necessary care and support due to her mental health condition. As a result, his grandmother took on the responsibility of raising him, ensuring his well-being and stability.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. His sisters raised him after his mother died.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "His sisters raised him after his mother died." This is indicated by the statement "His mother raised him by herself" and the fact that his father is not mentioned. Since it is stated that his mother died, it can be inferred that his sisters took on the responsibility of raising him after her death.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was an alcoholic
    Explanation
    The reason Lloyd's dad didn't help to raise his kids is because he was an alcoholic. This addiction likely hindered his ability to fulfill his responsibilities as a parent and be actively involved in their upbringing. Alcoholism can often lead to neglect and a lack of emotional and physical support for family members.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. They dropped rocks on the cars driving by.
    Explanation
    LeAlan and Lloyd played an illegal "game" on the highway overpass by dropping rocks on the cars driving by. This activity is dangerous and can cause harm to both the drivers and passengers of the cars. It is also illegal as it can damage the vehicles and potentially cause accidents.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Ida B. Wells
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. He wouldn't steal candy for them
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Johnny and Tyrone threw Eric out of the 14th floor window because he refused to steal candy for them. This implies that Johnny and Tyrone were expecting Eric to do something for them, and when he declined, they resorted to extreme violence as a form of punishment or retaliation.

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  • 8. 

    How old was Eric Morse when he died?

    • A.

      5 years old

    • B.

      3 years old

    • C.

      10 years old

    Correct Answer
    A. 5 years old
    Explanation
    Eric Morse was 5 years old when he died.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 and 11
    Explanation
    Tyrone and Johnny were 10 and 11 years old when they pushed Eric out of the window.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. He tried to hold on to Eric until one of the boys bit his hand and made him let go.
    Explanation
    When Johnny and Tyrone held Eric out of the window, Eric Morse's brother attempted to hold on to Eric to prevent him from falling. However, one of the boys bit his hand, causing him to let go of Eric.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Tyrone had a mother who was involved in his life, but Johnny's mom was a drug addict.
    Explanation
    Tyrone had a better chance for success than Johnny because he had a mother who was involved in his life, while Johnny's mom was a drug addict. The presence of a supportive and involved parent can greatly impact a child's chances of success, as it provides them with emotional support, guidance, and stability. In contrast, Johnny's mom's drug addiction may have created an unstable and unpredictable environment for him, making it more difficult for him to focus on his studies and succeed academically.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. It's too dangerous for kids to play out in the open
    Explanation
    The reason why no one plays on the basketball hoop named after Eric Morse is because it is too dangerous for kids to play out in the open. This suggests that there may be some safety hazards or risks associated with the location or condition of the basketball court.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. They were sentenced to stay in prison until they reached 21 years old.
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Things are worse: there are a lot more gangs, shootings, drugs and poverty.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Things are worse: there are a lot more gangs, shootings, drugs, and poverty." This answer suggests that the neighborhood around the Ida B. Wells has experienced negative changes over the past 30 years. The mention of more gangs, shootings, drugs, and poverty indicates an increase in crime and social issues in the area. This implies that the overall condition of the neighborhood has deteriorated rather than improved.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They wanted to show the world how violence,drugs and poverty make it hard to live in the projects.
    Explanation
    LeAlan and Lloyd wanted to do the radio documentary about the projects in order to show the world how violence, drugs, and poverty make it hard to live in the projects. This suggests that their intention was to shed light on the harsh realities faced by individuals living in these areas, and to raise awareness about the challenges and struggles they encounter on a daily basis.

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