Ain’t i a woman questions


Questions based on Truth’s “Ain’t I a woman?”

I’ll indicate a “*” on which ones I had picked but ended with a 7/10 when its 11 q’s. Help.

  • Which statement more accurately summarizes the thesis of the passage?

a.People who do not understand an issue should not participate in debates

b.If women have the same rights as men and can improve the world.*    

c.Women have suffered more than men and deserve special treatment.

2.Which quote best supports the central idea of the selection?

a.Nobody ever helped me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or give me any best place!

b.But What’s all this here talking about?

c.And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them *

d. and ain’t I a woman

3.Why does Truth address her audience as “children”?

a.adresses them as a parent speaking to her children

b. She’s being ironic because women were treated as children

c.She believes that everyone is a child of god   *   

d.there are young people in the audience

4.In paragraph 1, what racked does the word generously have on the text?

a.Creates a tone of contempt for the arguing

b.Creates a sense of characterization

c.Creates a setting for the debate * Maybe D?

d.Creates irony

5.Why does Truth use two examples based on religion?

a.She wants to draw a general conclusion based on specific evidence

b.she intends to discrete male religious leaders * Maybe C?

c.she is anticipating an objection opponent will raise

6.What is the effect of the metaphor in the sentence below?

“If my cup won’t hold but a pint and yours holds a quart, wouldn’t you be mean not to let me have my little measure full” price that everyone should share equally in food preparations show that intelligence should not be a factor in voting rights* prove that slaves should be free show that intelligence should be mandatory for voters.

7.What is the effect of the phrase “Ain’t I a woman?” on the overall section?0 point q

a.women shouldn’t be allowed to go to college

b.slaves are women too  * could be C?

c.women can do as much as a man

d.slaves are important as a free man

8.What is the purpose of the figurative language in paragraph 4?

“Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”

a.both demonstrate the weakness of the man’s argument and demonstrates ironic ton

b.demonstrates the weakness of the man’s argument *maybe A?

c.demonstrates a religious view of the speaker.

d. demonstrates ironic tone

9.What can be inferred from the author’s focus on her chores as a slave?

a.women are not weak *    

b.she is a good slave

c.women should be better cared for

d. she ought to be freed

10Which of the following describes Truth’s tone in this passage?

a.Naive and optimistic

b.impassioned and confident * 

c.respectful and defensive

d.sarcastic and angry

11.By ending with the reference to herself as “old Sojourner” Truth…

a.devalues what she has to say

b.evokes a sense of humility *      

c.acknolages her age

d.tries to gain her audience’s sympathy

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