I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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Chapter 15: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Who was the person who helped Marguerite stop “sopping around the house . . . like an old biscuit”?

2. Why did Mrs. Flowers appeal to Marguerite?

3. Why was it fortunate that Marguerite never saw Mrs. Flowers in the company of powhitefolks?

4. Why was Marguerite—not Bailey—sent home with Mrs. Flowers?

5. What was the reason that a child would go home from the Store with Mrs. Flowers?

6. Why did Mrs. Henderson make Marguerite take off her dress in front of Mrs. Flowers?

7. Why did Marguerite not protest taking her dress off in front of Mrs. Flowers?

8. What did Mrs. Flowers say separated the animals from people?

9. What did Mrs. Flowers lend to Marguerite?

10. What did Mrs. Flowers give Marguerite to eat?

Answers
1. Mrs. Flowers helped Marguerite to stop sopping around like a biscuit.

2. Mrs. Flowers appealed to Marguerite because she was like people that Marguerite had never met personally; she was like women in English novels who walked the moors, who drank tea in front of roaring fireplaces, who walked the “heath” and read morocco-bound books, who had...

(The entire section is 358 words.)