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Raisin in the Sun Focus Questions. Focus Question #1 (To be answered after reading page 35). What are the relationships between the characters and how is the action between them affected by money? And/or dreams related to money? Answer Plan (8 sentence minimum):

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Raisin in the sun focus questions

Raisin in the Sun Focus Questions


Focus question 1 to be answered after reading page 35

Focus Question #1 (To be answered after reading page 35)

  • What are the relationships between the characters and how is the actionbetween them affected by money? And/or dreams related to money?

  • Answer Plan (8 sentence minimum):

    • 1. Introduce the answer by restating the question.

    • 2. Write several sentences giving details of the characters’ relationships and their responses to money or the lack of it.

    • 3. Conclude with a personal observation about how money motivates a person’s actions.


Focus question 2 to be answered after finishing act i scene i

Focus Question #2 (To be answered after finishing Act I, scene i)

  • What information about Beneatha have we learned from this part of the play?

  • Answer Plan (6 sentence minimum):

    • 1. Restate the question.

    • 2. Write a number of sentences detailing what we have learned about Beneatha. Be sure to provide both a characteristic and evidence of that trait (a properly cited quote is not a bad idea either).

    • 3. Conclude by giving your opinion of Beneatha.


Focus question 3 to be answered after reading through page 66

Focus Question #3 (To be answered after reading through page 66)

  • What influence do you think Asagai will have on Beneatha’s dream?

    • Answer Plan (7 sentence minimum)

      • 1. Restate the question.

      • 2. Write several sentences that describe how Asagai’s view on African-American culture and women could have an impact on Beneatha. You must provide quotes (and page numbers) for support with your explanation.

      • 3. Conclude in a sentence or two how Asagai’s views may affect Beneatha.


Focus question 4 to be answered after finishing act i

Focus Question #4 (To be answered after finishing Act I)

  • Describe how the arrival of the check does not create happiness for Ruth, Walter, and Mama.

    • Answer Plan (8 sentence minimum)

      • 1. Restate the question.

      • 2. Write 1-2 sentences about what is upsetting Ruth.

      • 3. Write 1-2 sentences about why Walter feels discouraged.

      • 4. Write 1-2 sentences about why Mama feels sad.

      • 5. Conclude with a sentence or two predicting what you think will happen between these three characters.


Focus question 5 to be answered after reading through page 87

Focus Question #5 (To be answered after reading through page 87)

  • What is Walter so angry about when he says to George, “here I am a giant surrounded by ants! Ants who can’t even understand what the giant is talking about.”

    • Answer Plan (6 sentence minimum)

      • 1. Restate the question and introduce the answer.

      • 2. Identify the situation in which Walter makes this outburst.

      • 3. Give some details about the reasons for Walter’s anger.

      • 4. Conclude with a prediction about what Walter will do and why you believe that’s what will happen.


Focus question 6 to be answered after finishing act ii scenes i ii

Focus Question #6 (To be answered after finishing Act II, scenes i-ii)

  • Was Mama’s decision right?

    • Answer Plan (7 sentence minimum)

      • 1. Introduce the answer by stating your position on Mama’s decision.

      • 2. Write a number of sentences in support of your decision.

      • 3. Conclude by predicting what might happen and why you believe that’s what will occur.


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