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Nelson Mandela Literary Nonfiction

Quiz by Lakisha Goffney

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  • Q1
    In the section "Early Years" based on the author's descriptions of Mandela's childhood, the reader can infer that -
    he was not interested in school
    he took advantage of his new family
    he would automatically become rich and famous
    being raised by a prosperous person provided him with opportunities he would not have gotten had he stayed with his original family
  • Q2
    The reader knows that this article is a biography because it-
    persuades the reader to follow in the same footsteps as Mandela
    tells about the events in Mandela's life that led to his success
    explains why Mandela is so famous
    tells why Mandela decided to become the president of South Africa
  • Q3
    Based on the selection, how does the author most likely feels about Nelson Mandela?
    The author wishes Mandela accomplished other things throughout his life.
    The author is amazed and shocked that Mandela was able to become the president of South Africa.
    The author does not believe that Mandela accomplished enough throughout his life to be honored and known throughout the world.
    The author admires Nelson Mandela for his heroic acts, courage, and effective leadership.
  • Q4
    Which theme is best supported by details in the selection?
    A person can find happiness in their job.
    in order to have peace, a great leader, along with support from others helps to achieve goals.
    Going through challenges is the only way to become a great person.
    Being a leader is the only way to be successful.
  • Q5
    How was Mandela's law career in Johannesburg similar to his position as the president of South Africa?
    Both careers provided Mandela with the opportunity to directly help those who were being treated unfairly.
    Mandela was imprisoned.
    Both careers did not require him to be courageous.
    Both careers gave Mandela the opportunity to protest around the world.
  • Q6
    The author included the information about Mandela's fight against apartheid to explain-
    how Mandela became president of South Africa
    when Mandela finally decided to help others
    what beliefs and impact around the world Mandela had
    why Mandela used violence to fight against apartheid
  • Q7
    The photograph of Nelson Mandela on the first page is included most likely to-
    to show the reader where Mandela lived as an older adult
    show what Mandela looked like as a child
    show the reader what Mandela looked like at the time of his presidency
    show how hard he fought to help end apartheid
  • Q8
    The author organizes the selection by -
    comparing Mandela's life as a lawyer to his life as president of South Africa
    describing Mandela's life from his childhood throughout his adulthood
    explaining how Mandela's job as a lawyer led to his imprisonment
    listing Mandela's accomplishments as a prisoner
  • Q9
    Which sentence form the selection best shows that Mandela was a courageous person?
    Mandela stepped down as president in 1999.
    After spending 27 years in prison for fighting against racial inequality, he became the country's first democratically elected president.
    In school, Mandela learned about African history and his ancestors' struggles with discrimination.
    In 1948, the government introduced apartheid, which left the country's nonwhite majority with few economic opportunities.
  • Q10
    The author includes the table in the section "First Black President" to-
    show the reader the steps Mandela took to become the president of South Africa
    provide the reader with important events throughout Mandela's life in chronological order
    provide the reader details about Mandela's life after he was no longer president of South Africa
    explain what life was like when Mandela was in prison
  • Q11
    In what section can the reader find information about Mandela working to improve housing, education, and economic opportunities for his countries black population?
    The Introduction
    "First Black President"
    "Fight Against Apartheid"
    "Early Years"
  • Q12
    What effect did Mandela learning about African history and his ancestors' struggles with discrimination have?
    Mandela had a desire to help the people in his country.
    Mandela was arrested for organizing nonviolent protests.
    Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize.
    Mandela worked to promote peace around the world.

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