The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: On the Road Again Quiz
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Q. Why does Momma plan their trip so meticulously?
They have to hurry and get back before school starts.
She's worried about money and about stopping in safe places.
She wants to stop and do some sightseeing along the way.
Just to irritate Dad.
Q. Why doesn't anyone want to hold Joey's head while she sleeps in the car?
Joey smells bad.
She has lice.
She talks in her sleep.
Q. Why is the Ultra-Glide necessary for their trip?
They need it so that they won't have to listen to country music once they get into the South.
The car can't run without it.
They need it to prevent the kids from fighting.
It will keep Dad awake while he's driving.
Q. What's wrong with the toilets in Ohio?
There are none.
They are for white people only.
Byron clogs them with his army men.
They are just holes in the ground that don't flush.
Q. What state are the Watsons in when they start to get scared about rednecks?