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Where and when did the story take place

On the Southside of Chicago in the 1950s

1

How much money was the check that the Youngers receive from the insurance company?

$ 10,000

2

why do the Youngers receive a check from the insurance company

the Youngers received a check for the life insurance policy of the recently deceased mr. Younger

3

What does mama want to do with the money that they get from the insurance company

she wants to buy a house so she can fulfill the dream of owning a house that she shared with her husband

4

what does walter lee want to do with the money that the insurance company gives the family

he wants to use the money to invest in a liquor store

5

who is ruth

Ruth is walter lee's wife.

6

what does ruth want to do with the money the insurance company gives the family

she agrees with mama wanting to buy a new house

7

what is walter lee and ruth's sons name

Travis

8

What dream does Beneatha try to pursue during the story

she wants to be a doctor

9

where does mama buy a house

Clyborne Park

10

what is Beneatha's boyfriends name

Joseph Asagai

11

where is Asagai from

Asagai is from Nigeria, Africa

12

who steals the $ 6,500 that walter lee puts down on the investment on the liquor store

Willy Harris

13

who is the head of the clyborne park welcome comity and tries to get the Youngers to let the association to buy their house so they don't move in

Mr. Linder

14

who was mama

mama is the leader of the household who is a devout christian

15

who are walters friends that decided to invest in the liquor store with him

willy harris and bobo

16

who is Mrs. Johnson

the Youngers Next Door neighbor who warns them of moving to an all white neighborhood

17

When was Lorraine Hansberry born

May 19th, 1930

18

Where did Lorraine Hansberry grow up

Chicago, illinois

19

when did here family move to a predominately white neighborhood in Chicago

1938

20

what happened to her family after they made the move

her family was attacked

21

why did the family move from the white neighborhood

they were forced to move by a court order

22

how did Hansberry's father react to the court order

her father took the case to the supreme court because he thought it was illegal for a neighborhood to be restricted to only one race

23

where did Hansberry go to college

Wisconsin University

24

what was here major

painting

25

what did Hansberry later change her major to

writing

26

After two years of college she dropped out and moved to where

New York

27

when does Hansberry quit her job to pursue writing

1956

28

what was a raisin in the sons real name

the Crystal stair

29

when did she change the crystal stair to a raisin in the sun

March 11th, 1959