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The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963


by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. Why do Momma and Dad want to send Byron to Birmingham?

It's warm there and they are afraid he might die of the cold in Flint.
They want him to grow up and learn to act better.
They don't really like him anymore.
Grandma Sands needs someone to help her around the house.
Q. What does Kenny learn when he almost loses Rufus as a friend?

That he shouldn't lie to his friends.
That he shouldn't ever make his friends be the Nazi dinosaurs.
That it's important to stand up for his friends.
That everything is Byron's fault.
Q. Why does Kenny feel ashamed at the end of the story?

He got caught kissing a girl.
He wasn't brave enough to fight for Joey.
He hurt Joey's feelings.
He was rude to Momma.
Q. What does Byron do that's the "last straw" with Momma and Dad?

He freezes his lips to the car.
He gets in a fight at school.
He accidentally sets the house on fire.
He gets a conk.
Q. Why do the men bomb Joey's church?

They don't believe in God.
They don't want African American children going to school with their white children.
It was supposed to be a prank.
They were trying to rob the church.