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Kwame Alexander

The Undefeated

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2019

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Reading Comprehension Questions

1. What is the overarching tone of “The Undefeated”?

A) Empowering

B) Depressing

C) Reflective

D) Angry

2. According to Alexander, who are “the undefeated”?

A) Americans

B) All people

C) African Americans

D) Historical figures

3. To whom is the end of the poem dedicated?

A) “You”

B) Those who have suffered

C) Alexander’s daughter

D) The people Alexander mentions in the poem

4. What accompanies each section of the text?

A) A footnote explaining the historical figures

B) An illustration

C) A different font for the text

D) An interpretation for the reader

5. According to the Afterword, what historical event did Alexander witness before writing this poem?

A) The murder of Trayvon Martin

B) The election of Barack Obama

C) The Black Lives Matter protests

D) The death of John Lewis