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  • Question 1
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    Readers can infer that Mrs. Jones....

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    thinks Roger should earn the money for shoes.

    is able to forgive Roger.

    wants Roger to visit her often.

    wants to adopt Roger.

  • Question 2
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    To show that she does not expect Roger to rob her again, Mrs. Jones....

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    asks if there is anyone at his house to feed him.

    tells him he should not have snatched her purse.

    asks him to go to the store.

    turns her back on him while she cooks.

  • Question 3
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    By the end of the story, you know that Roger ....

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    is selfish.

    is a quiet, honest boy at heart.

    thinks the world owes him something.

    has a criminal mind.

  • Question 4
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    "When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones," Mrs. Jones says. From this announcement you can see that Mrs. Jones...

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    Roger looks up at her.

    has a powerful personality.

    is courteous.

    is afraid of Roger won't remember her.

  • Question 5
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    After Mrs. Jones brings Roger home, she...

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    treats him cruelly, as if he were her enemy.

    coddles him, as if he were a helpless puppy.

    disciplines him as if he were her own child.

    watches him suspiciously, as if he were a thief.

  • Question 6
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    Q. At the beginning of the story, which is the most important symbol Langston Hughes presents?
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    Luella's purse
    NYC
    Blue suede shoes
    Luella's hat
  • Question 7
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    Q. What does Luella's large purse represent symbolically?
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    She is a horder
    She likes to collect things
    She can handle anything
    She has a lot of personal baggage
  • Question 8
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    When Roger looks from the open door to Mrs. Jones and back to the open door, you can infer that he is

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    A. thinking about what is for dinner.

    B. deciding if he should close the door.

    C. wondering if he should try to escape.

    D. getting ready to wash his face.

  • Question 9
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    Q. What does Mrs. Jones admit to Roger?
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    A. She works late hours in a hotel beauty shop.
    B. Her own adolescence contained its share of mistakes.
    C. She thinks that it takes a lot of courage to apologize.
    D. Her belief is that everybody deserves a second chance.
  • Question 10
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    Q. What does barren mean? 
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     A. dirty 
     B. open 
    C. empty 
    D. angry
  • Question 11
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    Q. What does presentable mean? 
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     A. made to be eaten 
    B. ready to be washed 
    C. fit to be seen 
    D. meant to be repeated
  • Question 12
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    Q. A frail person is 
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     A. weak 
    B. bitter 
    C. afraid 
    D. calm
  • Question 13
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    What does the author mean by "shoes got by devilish ways will burn your feet"?

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    It gets very hot in the summer.

    If you steal money to buy shoes, eventually the guilt will burn your conscience.

    If you steal, your shoes will become too hot and burn your feet.

    The stolen shoes will be ugly.

  • Question 14
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    Why would Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones want to help the boy?

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    She loved children, puppies, and kittens.

    She thought that he was homeless.

    She identified with him because she was in similar situations when she was younger.

    She wanted to help everyone she met.

  • Question 15
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    What is the most likely reason why Mrs. Jones left her purse on the daybed where the boy could have grabbed it?

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    She was old and forgetful.

    She didn’t have any money in the purse.

    She wanted to give the boy a chance to make the right decision.

    She wanted the boy to help himself to the money he needed.

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