A Raisin in the Sun Questions and Answers
Describe Walter's relationship with Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun.
In A Raisin in the Sun, explain George's reference to Prometheus. How does this fit Walter's character?
Compare and contrast Joseph Asagai with George Murchison in A Raisin in the Sun.
What is the connection between Langston Hughes's "Harlem (A Dream Deferred)" and the central theme of Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun?
Please identify examples of figurative language in A Raisin in the Sun.
In A Raisin in the Sun, Mama says, "He finally come into his manhood today, didn't he? Kind of like a rainbow after the rain." What does she mean?
Explain the connection between the poem “A Dream Deferred” and A Raisin in the Sun.
What is the conflict between Walter and Mama in A Raisin in the Sun?
What does the plant represent in the play A Raisin in the Sun?
Explain Beneatha's argument with her mother about God in A Raisin in the Sun.
What are the physical traits of Lena, Walter, Beneatha, Ruth, George, and Joseph?
In A Raisin in the Sun, why do you think Mama changes her mind and gives Walter the insurance money? Do you believe it was the right decision? Why or why not?
What is the relationship between Walter and Ruth in act 1, scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun?
Describe the relationship between Mama and Walter in the play A Raisin in the Sun.
Explain the different reactions of Ruth and Walter to Mama's announcement that she has bought a house in A Raisin in the Sun.
How does Walter change in A Raisin in the Sun?
What would be a good thesis statement for A Raisin in the Sun?
What does the house symbolize in A Raisin in the Sun?
In A Raisin In The Sun, why is Beneatha so interested in Africa? How does this interest become apparent?
A Raisin in the Sun was written and produced over 40 years ago. To what extent do you think that the conflicts and issues presented in the play are still relevant?
In A Raisin in the Sun, why does Mrs. Johnson say that the Youngers are proud?
What is the significance of the 30 pieces of silver in A Raisin in the Sun?
What does the title A Raisin in the Sun mean?
Why does Mama slap Beneatha across the face?
In A Raisin in the Sun, who in the play is a static or dynamic character and why?
In A Raisin in the Sun why was Mama getting a check for 10,000?
What internal or external conflicts does Ruth experience in A Raisin in the Sun?
What is the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution for A Raisin in the Sun?
Is there any irony in A Raisin in the Sun?
What is the main conflict of A Raisin in the Sun?
What is the relationship between Walter and Beneatha in A Raisin in the Sun?
Explain this quote from A Raisin in the Sun: “We have decided to move into our house because my father—my father—he earned it for us brick by brick. We don’t want to make no trouble for nobody or fight no causes, and we will try to be good neighbors. And that’s all we got to say about that. We don’t want your money.”
How does the setting of the apartment reflect the family's problems in Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun?
Can you explain what Beneatha means when she says that "there are two things we, as a people, have got to overcome, one is the Ku Klux Klan—and the other is Mrs. Johnson"?
What is Travis’s dream in A Raisin in the Sun (act 1, scene 1)?
How would you describe the relationships between the characters of Walter, Ruth, Travis, Beneatha, and Mama within their family structure?
What role does money play in A Raisin in the Sun?
Compare and contrast Walter and Beneatha from A Raisin in the Sun.
In A Raisin in the Sun, describe the relationship between Ruth and Travis and compare it to the relationship between Walter and Travis.
In A Raisin in the Sun, what are the dreams of each character?
How is the theme of assimilation treated in A Raisin in the Sun?
What is an analysis of Hansberry's use of stage directions in A Raisin in the Sun?
What does the check mean in A Raisin in the Sun?
What are all the differences and comparisons that can be made between the movie adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun and the original play version?
Describe the idea of the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun. How does that dream differ from Beneatha to Walter to Mama? Why?
In A Raisin in the Sun, certain characters change and grow as a result of their experiences. Explain which character changes the most. Your answer needs to be supported.
Examine how Hansberry is challenging stereotypes of African Americans in the play.
In A Raisin in the Sun, the Youngers and Mr. Lindner have a conflict. What is the resolution?
What internal struggle (person vs. self) does Beneatha experience because of Joseph Asagai’s return home in A Raisin in the Sun?
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