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1

The author of "A Raisin in the Sun"

Lorrain Hansberry

2

The title of this play came from a poem by whom?

Langston Hughes

3

The playwright was born in this city

Chicago

4

She moved here to pursue her playwriting career

New York

5

The last name of the family in this play is

Younger

6

This family lives in what city

Chicago

7

The name of the eldest son is

Walter Lee

8

Which character is based on teh playwright herself?

Beneatha

9

The mother or matriarch of the family is named

Lena

10

Lena receives a check for how much money?

10,000

11

This is in payment for

Life insurance

12

Mama primarily wants to take the money and use it for what?

a house

13

Her son wants the money to use for what?

a liquor store

14

Her daughter would like her mother to use the money for what

medical school

15

Mama entrusts her money to her son and tells him to put how much away for his sisters education

3000

16

Mama also tells him to put how much in a checking account for himself?

3500

17

Instead of following her wishes he gives it all to...

Willie

18

Ruth discovers she is

pregnant

19

After this discovery she considers..

abortion

20

Which character feels the little plant represents her?

lena

21

As an African American playwright she was the first to win what drama award?

NY Drama Crit. Cir.

22

Three controversial issues addressed in the play were..?

feminism, abortion, Christianity questioned

23

In the movie version the scenes with Mrs. Johnson are cut

true

24

In the movie version beneatha's line "only thing worse than rich white people is rich colored people" is cut

false

25

in the stage version beneatha dyes her hair

false

26

in the mnovie george has a scene that is not in the stage version

false

27

in the movie the name of the var is the Shar-Lar-Lounge

false

28

In the stage version the bar is the Kitty Kat

false

29

In the stage version the son drives a taxi, in the movie version he drives a limo

false

30

In the movie it is clear there is a sunnier window available for the plant than the kitchen window

true