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According to the selection, how were Mahalia Jackson and Bessie Smith alike?
They both performed in Chicago.
They both were born in Louisiana.
They both were friends of Dr. Martin Luther King.
They both received formal gospel training.
What is the Genre of this story?
Which happened first?
The author heard Mahalia sing.
The author went to Chicago with a church group
The author wrote this selection.
The author didn't value Mahalia's singing.
The author states, 'The people who had owned the slaves still owned the land. How could the slaves truly be free if they had to keep working for the same people who had owned them?" What does this mean?
Slaves were still owned by the landowners.
Slaves had no other way to earn a living.
People who work for others are never free.
People who own land are hard workers.
We learn about SLAVERY in social studies.
the protection of private property
the practice of owning another person
the selling of goods and services
the ways that laws are passed
What is the Title of this story?
Famous Blues singers
The Queen of Blues
The Blues Singers: Ten Who Rocked the World Mahalia Jackson
The Famous Voice
What is the MOST LIKELY reason the author wrote this selection?
to inform readers about the blues and about Mahalia Jackson
to make readers want to study blues music
to tell readers about the many awards Mahalia Jackson won
to convince readers that blues music is more enjoyable than gospel music
My sister is a TEENAGER.
someone between 13 and 19 years old.
someone between 1 and 10 years old
He doesn't APPRECIATE expensive clothes.
Why did slaves sing the blues?
It kept them awake during long workdays.
It was a way to earn extra money.
It reminded them of their homes.
It made them feel better.
He is a RELIGIOUS man.
having a knowledge about God
having a strong belief in God or Gods
The title of the selection is Mahalia Jackson. Which of these would be another good name for the selection?
Queen of the Blues
Songs of Sadness
A Magnificent Voice
The History of Gospel
My mother is in the CHOIR.
group of singers
group of players
Who is the author of this story?
Her cousin is a BARBER.
a person who makes bread
a person who cuts hair
Which of the following could be used to prove the statement of fact "The roots of the blues go back to slavery"?
A sentence from the selection says, "One of the ways black people fought against slavery was with the breath in their bodies." What does this mean?
They expressed feelings by singing
They worked for freedom until they were tired.
They protested by shouting loudly.
They talked frequently about being free.
Police RELEASED a picture of the man they were looking for.
Which of the following is a statement of opinion?
"........the blues are like having the flu in your feelings."
"The people who had owned the slaves still owned the land."
"Mahalia Jackson was not a blues singer."
"In 1946, Mahalia's first record was released."
Which of the following details supports the selection's main idea?
"Imagine somebody owning you like I own my car."
"Slavery ended in 1865, but freedom didn't take its place."
"Even if she (Mahalia Jackson) didn't sing the blues, she learned a lot from listening to blues singers......."
"Mahalia's singing brought her to the attention of Thomas A. Dorsey......"
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