Which of the following best describes the mood of this passage from "Thank You, M'am"?
“Um-hum! And your face is dirty. I got a great mind to wash your face for you. Ain’t you gotnobody home to tell you to wash your face?”
“No’m,” said the boy.
“Then it will get washed this evening,” said the large woman starting up the street, dragging thefrightened boy behind her.
suspenseful and violent
drained and futile
What does Roger's dirty face symoblize in "Thank You, M'am"?
Roger's lack of self-respect and decency
Mrs. Jones's past
Select the answer that best describes Mrs. Jones's motivation for helping Roger.
Mrs. Jones identifies with Roger and wants to help him make something of himself.
Mrs. Jones was lonely and wanted company.
Mrs. Jones was angry and was seeking revenge.
Mrs. Jones recognized Roger from long ago.
What theme is revealed when Mrs. Jones gives Roger 10 dollars to buy his shoes?
It's important to respect yourself and to take responsibility for your actions.
Sometimes, crime does pay.
People are generous with their time, love, and money if you are honest and believe in them.
Be careful who you trust.
Read the passage carefully.
The boy wanted to say something other than, “Thank you,m’am,” to Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, but althoughhis lips moved, he couldn’t even say that as he turned at thefoot of the barren stoop and looked up at the large woman inthe door. Then she shut the door.
Which best describes how the tone in this passage develops the theme of the story?
The tone in this passage is suspenseful. The tone develops the theme that poverty drives people to do desperate things.
The tone is peaceful. The tone helps to develop the theme that compassion can come from unexpected people and places.
The tone is joyful. The tone helps to devleop the theme that self-respect is important.
The tone in this passage is angry and violent. It develops the theme that Mrs. Jones has a terrible temper.
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