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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun


by Lorraine Hansberry

Reading Quizzes

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Sample of Reading Quizzes

Act 1, Scene 1


1. What are Ruth and Walter discussing while their son is in the bathroom?
2. What does Walter do when Travis asks if he can carry groceries at the supermarket after school for money?
3. What kind of business does Walter want to open?
4. What is the insurance check for, and how much is it?
5. What does Lena/Mama think the money should go toward?


1. The check that's supposed to be coming in the mail
2. He gives Travis a dollar.
3. He wants to open a liquor store.
4. The insurance check is for the death of Lena's (Mama's) husband and it is for $10,000.
5. Helping to pay for Beneatha to attend medical school, and putting a down payment on a house