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Quiz by Miriam Hourani

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  • Q1
    The families in Lizabeth’s community are
  • Q2
    Why do the children hate the marigolds at Miss Lottie’s house?
    Miss Lottie expects the children to weed her garden.
    The flowers do not fit in their cheerless lives.
    The flowers prove that Miss Lottie has a lot of money.
    Miss Lottie has a nicer home than they do.
  • Q3
    Which event leads Lizabeth to destroy Miss Lottie’s marigolds?
    Her mother works late and misses dinner.
    She hears her father cry over his lack of a job.
    Miss Lottie throws a cane at her for no reason.
    She has an argument with her younger brother.
  • Q4
    What do the marigolds symbolize, or stand for, in the story?
    Miss Lottie’s love for her home and her son
    the characters’ hopelessness about their futures
    the chance for beauty amid an ugly situation
    Lizabeth’s growth over the course of the story
  • Q5
    The narrator says that the destruction of Miss Lottie’s flowers marks the end of
    Miss Lottie’s life.
    Lizbeth’s childhood
    summer vacation.
    the family’s poverty.
  • Q6
    What does the narrator mean when she says she has “planted marigolds"?
    She had a baby.
    She planted flowers for Miss Lottie.
    She looks for beauty in things now
    She made up with Joey.
  • Q7
    Miss Lottie’s reaction to Lizabeth’s destroying the marigolds is one of
    Blind rage
    Complete indifference
    Extreme relief
    Sorrowful defeat
  • Q8
    Which of the following is NOT a reason that the marigold incident stands out in the narrator’s memory?
    It marked the end of her childhood innocence
    It marked the end of troubles in her life
    The realization that she gained from it is still important to her
    It was a turning point in her life
  • Q9
    To the black people of the narrator’s hometown, the “American Dream” was
    a reality
    a myth
    an excuse
    a goal
  • Q10
    The narrator remembers spending most of her summer days

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