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Mahalia Jackson. questions. Question 1 . What genre is Mahalia Jackson?. Expository Nonfiction Biography will also be acceptable. Question 2 . What vocabulary word means a group of singers who sing together, often in a church service?. Appreciate Barber Choir Released Religious

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Mahalia jackson

Mahalia Jackson

questions


Question 1

Question 1

  • What genre is Mahalia Jackson?


Mahalia jackson

Expository Nonfiction

Biography will also be acceptable


Question 2

Question 2

  • What vocabulary word means a group of singers who sing together, often in a church service?

  • Appreciate

  • Barber

  • Choir

  • Released

  • Religious

  • Slavery

  • Teenager


Mahalia jackson

Choir


Question 3

Question 3

  • What is the author’s purpose? WHY?

  • To entertain

  • To inform

  • To make you feel or think

  • To persuade


Mahalia jackson

To inform – about a persons life or blues

To make you feel or think – blues is all about feeling something deep inside, think about slavery and it’s effects.


Question 4

Question 4

  • What vocabulary word means think highly of; value; enjoy?

  • Appreciate

  • Barber

  • Choir

  • Released

  • Religious

  • Slavery

  • Teenager


Mahalia jackson

Appreciate


Question 5

Question 5

  • What is the main idea in the following passage?

  • “But the blues is not only a feeling. It’s also a kind of music that cures the blues. The words of a blues song might be sad, but the music and the beat wrap around your heart like one of your grandmother’s hugs.”


Mahalia jackson

The main idea is the blues is not only a feeling, but a kind of music to cure this feeling.


Question 6

Question 6

  • What vocabulary word means much interested in the belief, study, and worship of God or gods; devoted to religion?

  • Appreciate

  • Barber

  • Choir

  • Released

  • Religious

  • Slavery

  • Teenager


Mahalia jackson

Religious


Question 7

Question 7

  • The roots of blues go back to slavery.

    What is an antonym for slavery?


Mahalia jackson

Freedom


Question 8

Question 8

  • What vocabulary word means person whose business is cutting hair and shaving or trimming beards?

  • Appreciate

  • Barber

  • Choir

  • Released

  • Religious

  • Slavery

  • Teenager


Mahalia jackson

Barber


Question 9

Question 9

  • What is the main idea in the following paragraph?

  • “One of the ways black people fought against slavery was with the breath in their bodies. They wove hope on the air by singing songs called spirituals – songs for the spirit. Their bodies were in slavery, but it didn’t mean their spirits had to be buried in sorrow as white as fog.”


Mahalia jackson

Singing spirituals helped people survive slavery.


Question 10

Question 10

  • What vocabulary word means the condition of being owned by another person and being made to work without wages?

  • Appreciate

  • Barber

  • Choir

  • Released

  • Religious

  • Slavery

  • Teenager


Mahalia jackson

Slavery


Question 11

Question 11

  • Is the following statement a fact or opinion?

  • “Her father worked on the docks during the day…”


Mahalia jackson

Fact

It can be proven true or false.


Question 12

Question 12

  • What vocabulary word means a person in his or her teens?

  • Appreciate

  • Barber

  • Choir

  • Released

  • Religious

  • Slavery

  • Teenager


Mahalia jackson

Teenager


Question 13

Question 13

  • What is the main idea in the following selection?

  • “Mahalia grew up loving music, and the person she wanted to sing like was none other than Bessie Smith. But Mahalia’s aunt was very religious, and she took Mahalia to church every day. When talking about her childhood, Mahalia said that in her church, ‘everybody sang and clapped and stomped their feet, a rhythm we held on to from slavery days, and the music was so strong and expressive, it used to bring the tears to my eyes.’ It was in church that Mahalia first started singing.”


Mahalia jackson

The main idea is that Mahalia grew up loving music.


Question 14

Question 14

  • What vocabulary word means permitted to published, shown, sold, etc?

  • Appreciate

  • Barber

  • Choir

  • Released

  • Religious

  • Slavery

  • Teenager


Mahalia jackson

Released


Question 15

Question 15

  • Why do you think the author wrote, “She could hold a note until you thought she should run out of breath…”?


Mahalia jackson

The author wanted to help the reader visualize Mahalia’s singing style.


Question 16

Question 16

  • What is the main idea of the whole story?


Mahalia jackson

The main idea is that the roots of the blues go back to slavery; they helped enslave people survive slavery by giving them a chance to express their feelings.


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