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by Allison Echstenkamper
| 8 Questions
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1
1 pt
Which of the following stanzas from the poem best reveals the narrator’s thoughts, feelings, and/or attitudes?
A. 1-2
B. 3
C. 4-5
D. All stanzas in the poem equally reveal the narrator’s thoughts, feelings, and/or attitudes.
2
1 pt
Which of the following statements best represents the narrator’s point of view?
A. The narrator has hope for future change.
B. The narrator has no hope for future change.
C. The narrator does not wish for future change.
D. The narrator feels indifferent about future change.
3
1 pt
How might the poem be different if it was told from the company’s point of view?
A. They might have a different view on America.
B. They might approve of segregation.
C. They might have no feelings on the subject of segregation.
D. It wouldn’t be different.
4
1 pt
How does the narrator’s point of view about segregation reflect the author’s perspective as an African American in the early 1900’s?
A. The narrator’s point of view reveals that he approves of segregation.
B. The narrator’s point of view reveals that he has no feelings on the subject of segregation.
C. The narrator’s point of view reveals that he does not understand segregation.
D. The narrator’s point of view reveals that he despises segregation.
5
1 pt
How does the narrator reveal his feelings about segregation?
A. He brings attention to his identity.
B. He speaks negatively about other races.
C. He shares a personal experience.
D. He proclaims to readers that he is beautiful, too.
6
1 pt
What piece of text evidence best supports the idea that segregation exists?
A. “I am the darker brother."
B. “They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes,”
C. “Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table when company comes.”
D. “I, too, sing America.”
7
1 pt
The narrator’s point of view in the poem shows that he sees himself as _________ .
A. An equal
B. An outcast
C. An uneducated man
D. A singer
8
1 pt
Which of the following lines from the poem best supports your answer for #7?
A. “I am the darker brother."
B. “They send me to eat in the kitchen when company comes,”
C. “Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table when company comes.”
D. “They’ll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed—”
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