• 1. 
    Where was Maya Angelou born?

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2. 
    What was Maya Angelou's birth name?

  • Marguerite
  • Michelle
  • Anne
  • Ruth
  • 3. 
    Who gave Maya her nickname?

  • Her grandmother
  • Her best friend Rachel
  • Her sister Anne
  • Her brother Bailey
  • 4. 
    Why did Maya stop talking for five years at the age of seven?

  • She had a terrible stutter
  • She didn't like the sound of her voice
  • She thought her voice had caused the death of a man
  • She got really sick and couldn't talk
  • 5. 
    Which of the following jobs did Maya work in the early part of her career?

  • Cable-car conductor
  • Dancer
  • All of the above
  • Waitress
  • 6. 
    True or False: Maya Angelou worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and his organization in the early part of the Civil Rights movement.

  • TRUE
  • 7. 
    What was the name of Maya Angelou's first autobiography that told the story of her life up to the age of seventeen?

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Seventeen Years of My Life
  • The Edge of Everything
  • Time Stands Still
  • 8. 
    Maya recited her poem On the Pulse of Morning at the inauguration of what president?

  • Bill Clinton
  • George Bush
  • Barack Obama
  • Jimmy Carter
  • 9. 
    According to the article what was Maya Angelou's true passion?

  • Writing
  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • 10. 
    True or False: Maya Angelou was once nominated for a Tony Award for her acting.

  • TRUE
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