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A Raisin in the Sun Quizzes

by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun Quiz 1

1. When did A Raisin in the Sun open on Broadway?

  • 1954
  • 1959
  • 1963
  • 1975

2. Which of the following is NOT a drama written by Lorraine Hansberry?

  • Les Negres
  • The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window
  • The Drinking Gourd
  • Les Blancs

3. Lorraine Hansberry was the first African-American and the first woman to win:

  • the Drama Circles Critics Award
  • a Tony Award
  • a Grammy
  • the Drama Desk Award

4. Which of the following plays were NOT being run on Broadway while A Raisin in the Sun was playing?

  • Arthur Miller's The Crucible
  • Eugene O' Neill's A Touch of the Poet
  • Archibald MacLeish's J. B.
  • Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth

5. How much is the insurance check for?

  • $8,000
  • $10,000
  • $11,000
  • $15,000

6. How many people live in the Younger apartment?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7

7. Where does the play take place?

  • Philadelphia
  • Baltimore
  • Chicago
  • Detroit

8. Walter is:

  • a waiter
  • a chauffeur
  • a cook
  • a garbage man

9. Walter wishes to invest the check in:

  • a dry cleaning business
  • a construction company
  • a liquor store
  • a restaurant

10. Mama objects to Walter's investment idea because:

  • of her religious convictions
  • they have tried to invest in the business before and failed
  • she does not want to spend the money but rather put it in a savings account
  • her husband did not want the money invested

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