91 pages 3 hours read

Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2010

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Multiple Choice

1. Which event shakes Delphine’s sense of safety at The People’s Center?

A) Her mother’s arrest

B) Mean Lady Ming’s racial discrimination

C) Bobby Hutton’s assassination

D) Fern’s exposing Crazy Kelvin

2. Why do Delphine and her sisters think their mother is a secret agent when they first arrive in Oakland?

A) Cecile makes Communist rally posters on her printing press.

B) Cecile dresses in long dark clothes and wears a big hat and glasses.

C) Cecile hides Black Panthers in her kitchen.

D) Cecile left the girls six years ago without saying goodbye.

3. Why does Fern cling to her white doll, Miss Patty Cake?

A) The doll represents Fern’s immaturity.

B) The doll doubles as a piggy bank.

C) The doll is the last thing her mother gave her.

D) The doll has a hidden camera inside.

4. Why do the girls pretend to be the Clark sisters when Cecile gets arrested?

A) They don’t want to get arrested with her.

B) They don’t want to be sent back to Brooklyn.

C) They don’t want to go live at Hirohito’s house.

D) They don’t want to be put into foster care.

5. What is the significance of Cecile/Nzila’s poem “Movable Type”?