I know why the caged bird sings

Caged Bird

by Maya Angelou

Caged Bird Quiz

There may be single / multiple correct answers. Choose all correct answers to score full marks.

1. Maya Angelou is a

 
 
 
 

2. In the poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, the free bird is a metaphor for the

 
 
 
 

3. The plight of the caged bird in the poem represents the sufferings of the

 
 
 
 

4. Angelou identifies herself with a

 
 
 
 

5. The term “African American” means

 
 
 
 

6. “And dips his wing / in the orange sun rays” – ‘his’ refers to

 
 
 
 

7. “And dips his wing / in the orange sun rays” – the figures of speech used here are

 
 
 
 

8. “His wings are clipped and / his feet are tied” indicates the caged bird’s

 
 
 
 

9. “Fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn” indicates

 
 
 
 

10. Who “names the sky his own”?

 
 
 
 

11. The caged bird’s sufferings are expressed in the words

 
 
 
 

12. The poem “Caged Bird” is written in

 
 
 
 

13. “Fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn” is an example of

 
 
 
 

14. The caged bird sings of

 
 
 
 

15. Why does the caged bird sing?

 
 
 
 

16. The two birds in the poem are

 
 
 
 

17. The caged bird’s song is a ‘fearful trill’ due to

 
 
 
 

18. The caged bird opens up his throat to sing because

 
 
 
 

19. The caged bird’s plight can be seen as a representation of

 
 
 
 

20. The poem “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” conveys the poet’s demand for

 
 
 
 

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