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Kitchenette Building

Kitchenette Building


by Gwendolyn Brooks

Kitchenette Building: Some People Say that I'm a Dreamer Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Kitchenette Building? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. According to this poem, the word "dream" makes what kind of sound?

A gleeful sound
A terrifying sound
A weak sound
A giddy sound
Q. According to this poem, what colors are dreams?

White and violet
White and gray
Black and white
Orange and blue
Q. According to this poem, if a dream could sing it would sing this type of song:

A rap
A ballad
An aria
A folk song
Q. In the third stanza, what does Brooks compare a dream to?

A walk in the park
Raising a child
Swimming upstream
Climbing a mountain
Q. According to this poem, what's getting in the way of dreams?

Practical matters in life, like rent and caring for one's family.
The desire to have the dream come true.
The work ethic it takes to make a dream come true.
Absolutely nothing.