Sojourner Truth     Practice Reading Review
Sojourner Truth            She was born into slavery around 1797 in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80 milesfrom New ...
Step OneMake a one sentence summary of each paragraph in order to discover the          overall main idea
Paragraph One      She was born into slavery around 1797in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80miles from New York City...
Paragraph One      She was born into slavery around 1797in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80miles from New York City...
Paragraph Two      The youngest of some ten or twelvechildren, she grew up in a single room in a darkand damp cellar, slee...
Paragraph Two      The youngest of some ten or twelvechildren, she grew up in a single room in a darkand damp cellar, slee...
Paragraph Three         In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth,convinced that God had called on her to wander the...
Paragraph Three          In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth, convincedthat God had called on her to wander th...
Paragraph Four       During the Civil War, she took an active rolepromoting emancipation as the Union cause. Whenthe war w...
Paragraph Four       During the Civil War, she took an active rolepromoting emancipation as the Union cause. Whenthe war w...
Which sentence best states themain idea of this passage?A. Sojourner Truth became known as a courageous   opponent of disc...
Paragraph Summaries1. Sojourner Truth was a slave who became a legend in   the struggle to abolish slavery and extend equa...
Which sentence best states themain idea of this passage?A. Sojourner Truth became known as a courageous   opponent of disc...
The implied main idea ofparagraph two is?A. Sojourner Truth was a strong and courageous woman.B. Sojourner Truth suffered ...
The implied main idea ofparagraph two is?A. Sojourner Truth was a strong and courageous woman.B. Sojourner Truth suffered ...
The author uses an overallorganizational pattern thatA. compares and contrasts her life as a slave and free   woman.B. pro...
Sojourner Truth            She was born into slavery around 1797 in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80 milesfrom New ...
The author uses an overallorganizational pattern thatA. compares and contrasts her life as a slave and free   woman.B. pro...
best be described as 
The tone of this passage couldbest be described asA. nostalgicB. dramaticC. gloomyD. objective
best be described as 
The tone of this passage couldbest be described asA. nostalgicB. dramaticC. gloomyD. objective
The authors claim that "During the Civil War, shetook an active role promoting emancipation as theUnion cause." (line 24-2...
The authors claim that "During the Civil War, shetook an active role promoting emancipation as theUnion cause." (line 24-2...
Identify the relationship between thefollowing two sentences fromparagraph 4:"During the Civil War, she took an active rol...
Identify the relationship between thefollowing two sentences fromparagraph 4:"During the Civil War, she took an active rol...
What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage,she a...
What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage,she a...
What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage, shea...
What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage, shea...
Based on the passage, Sojourner Truthchanged her name from IsabellabecauseA. she was convinced God called her to wander th...
Paragraph Three         In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth,convinced that God had called on her to wander the...
Based on the passage, Sojourner Truthchanged her name from IsabellabecauseA. she was convinced God called her to wander th...
The word emancipation means :A. reliefB. releaseC. self willD. freedom
Paragraph Four       During the Civil War, she took an active rolepromoting emancipation as the Union cause. Whenthe war w...
The word emancipation means :A. reliefB. releaseC. self willD. freedom
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  1. 1. Sojourner Truth Practice Reading Review
  2. 2. Sojourner Truth She was born into slavery around 1797 in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80 milesfrom New York City. As a slave, she was known simply as "Isabella." But a decade and a half afterescaping from bondage, she adopted a new name. As Sojourner Truth, she became a legend in thestruggle to abolish slavery and extend equal rights to women. The youngest of some ten or twelve children, she grew up in a single room in a dark anddamp cellar, sleeping on straw on top of loose boards. For sixteen years from 1810 to 1826, she servedas a household slave in upstate New York and was sold five times. One owner beat her so savagely thather arms and shoulders bore scars for the rest of her life. She bore a fellow slave five children, onlyto see at least three of her offspring sold away. In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth, convinced that God had called on her towander the country and boldly speak out the truth. Her fame as a preacher, singer, and orator forabolition and womens rights spread quickly and three incidents became the stuff of legend. Duringthe late 1840s, when the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass expressed doubt about the possibility ofending slavery peacefully, she replied forcefully, "Frederick is God dead?" Several years later, in aspeech before a womans rights convention in Akron, Ohio, in 1851, she demanded that Americansrecognize that impoverished African-American women were women too, reportedly saying "I couldwork as much and eat as much as a man-when I could get it-and bear de lash as well! And aint I awoman?" And in 1858, when a hostile audience insisted that the six-foot tall orator spoke toopowerfully to be a woman, she reportedly bared her breasts before them. During the Civil War, she took an active role promoting emancipation as the Union cause.When the war was over, she traveled across the North, collecting signatures on petitions calling onCongress to set aside western land for former slaves. At her death in 1883, she could rightly beremembered as one of the nations most eloquent opponent of discrimination in all forms (Martin,James, et al. America and Its People 332-33)
  3. 3. Step OneMake a one sentence summary of each paragraph in order to discover the overall main idea
  4. 4. Paragraph One She was born into slavery around 1797in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80miles from New York City. As a slave, she wasknown simply as "Isabella." But a decade anda half after escaping from bondage, sheadopted a new name. As Sojourner Truth, shebecame a legend in the struggle to abolishslavery and extend equal rights to women.
  5. 5. Paragraph One She was born into slavery around 1797in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80miles from New York City. As a slave, she wasknown simply as "Isabella." But a decade anda half after escaping from bondage, sheadopted a new name. As Sojourner Truth, shebecame a legend in the struggle to abolishslavery and extend equal rights to women.Sojourner Truth was a slave who became a legend in thestruggle to abolish slavery and extend equal rights to women.
  6. 6. Paragraph Two The youngest of some ten or twelvechildren, she grew up in a single room in a darkand damp cellar, sleeping on straw on top ofloose boards. For sixteen years from 1810 to1826, she served as a household slave in upstateNew York and was sold five times. One ownerbeat her so savagely that her arms and shouldersbore scars for the rest of her life. She bore afellow slave five children, only to see at leastthree of her offspring sold away.
  7. 7. Paragraph Two The youngest of some ten or twelvechildren, she grew up in a single room in a darkand damp cellar, sleeping on straw on top ofloose boards. For sixteen years from 1810 to1826, she served as a household slave in upstateNew York and was sold five times. One ownerbeat her so savagely that her arms and shouldersbore scars for the rest of her life. She bore afellow slave five children, only to see at leastthree of her offspring sold away.Sojourner Truth faced terrible hardships
  8. 8. Paragraph Three In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth,convinced that God had called on her to wander the country andboldly speak out the truth. Her fame as a preacher, singer, andorator for abolition and womens rights spread quickly and threeincidents became the stuff of legend. During the late 1840s,when the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass expressed doubtabout the possibility of ending slavery peacefully, she repliedforcefully, "Frederick is God dead?" Several years later, in aspeech before a womans rights convention in Akron, Ohio, in1851, she demanded that Americans recognize thatimpoverished African-American women were women too,reportedly saying "I could work as much and eat as much as aman-when I could get it-and bear de lash as well! And aint I awoman?" And in 1858, when a hostile audience insisted that thesix-foot tall orator spoke too powerfully to be a woman, shereportedly bared her breasts before them.
  9. 9. Paragraph Three In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth, convincedthat God had called on her to wander the country and boldly speak outthe truth. Her fame as a preacher, singer, and orator for abolition andwomens rights spread quickly and three incidents became the stuff oflegend. (1) During the late 1840s, when the black abolitionist FrederickDouglass expressed doubt about the possibility of ending slaverypeacefully, she replied forcefully, "Frederick is God dead?" (2) Severalyears later, in a speech before a womans rights convention in Akron,Ohio, in 1851, she demanded that Americans recognize thatimpoverished African-American women were women too, reportedlysaying "I could work as much and eat as much as a man-when I couldget it-and bear de lash as well! And aint I a woman?" (3) And in 1858,when a hostile audience insisted that the six-foot tall orator spoke toopowerfully to be a woman, she reportedly bared her breasts beforethem.Three incidents which tell of her fame as a preacher, singer, and orator forabolition and womens rights
  10. 10. Paragraph Four During the Civil War, she took an active rolepromoting emancipation as the Union cause. Whenthe war was over, she traveled across theNorth, collecting signatures on petitions calling onCongress to set aside western land for former slaves.At her death in 1883, she could rightly beremembered as one of the nations most eloquentopponent of discrimination in all forms(Martin, James, et al. America and Its People 332-33)
  11. 11. Paragraph Four During the Civil War, she took an active rolepromoting emancipation as the Union cause. Whenthe war was over, she traveled across the North,collecting signatures on petitions calling on Congressto set aside western land for former slaves. At herdeath in 1883, she could rightly be remembered asone of the nations most eloquent opponent ofdiscrimination in all forms (Martin, James, et al.America and Its People 332-33)She took an active role in promoting emancipation anddiscrimination in all forms.
  12. 12. Which sentence best states themain idea of this passage?A. Sojourner Truth became known as a courageous opponent of discrimination.B. Sojourner Truth was a gifted preacher, singer and orator.C. Sojourner Truth wandered the country and boldly spoke the truth.D. Sojourner Truth was a slave who was horribly abused.
  13. 13. Paragraph Summaries1. Sojourner Truth was a slave who became a legend in the struggle to abolish slavery and extend equal rights to women.2. Sojourner Truth faced terrible hardships3. Three incidents which tell of her fame as a preacher, singer, and orator for abolition and womens rights4. She took an active role in promoting emancipation and discrimination in all forms.
  14. 14. Which sentence best states themain idea of this passage?A. Sojourner Truth became known as a courageous opponent of discrimination.B. Sojourner Truth was a gifted preacher, singer and orator. (3)C. Sojourner Truth wandered the country and boldly spoke the truth. (3)D. Sojourner Truth was a slave who was horribly abused. (2)
  15. 15. The implied main idea ofparagraph two is?A. Sojourner Truth was a strong and courageous woman.B. Sojourner Truth suffered many hardships because of slavery.C. Sojourner Truth was sold five times.D. Sojourner Truth suffered the loss of her children.2. Sojourner Truth faced terrible hardships
  16. 16. The implied main idea ofparagraph two is?A. Sojourner Truth was a strong and courageous woman.B. Sojourner Truth suffered many hardships because of slavery.C. Sojourner Truth was sold five times.D. Sojourner Truth suffered the loss of her children.2. Sojourner Truth faced terrible hardships
  17. 17. The author uses an overallorganizational pattern thatA. compares and contrasts her life as a slave and free woman.B. provides the time line of her struggle to oppose prejudice.C. suggests reasons for Sojourner Truths fame.D. gives examples of Sojourner Truths courage.MI: Sojourner Truth became known as a courageousopponent of discrimination.
  18. 18. Sojourner Truth She was born into slavery around 1797 in New York States Hudson River Valley, 80 milesfrom New York City. As a slave, she was known simply as "Isabella." But a decade and a half afterescaping from bondage, she adopted a new name. As Sojourner Truth, she became a legend in thestruggle to abolish slavery and extend equal rights to women. The youngest of some ten or twelve children, she grew up in a single room in a dark anddamp cellar, sleeping on straw on top of loose boards. For sixteen years from 1810 to 1826, she servedas a household slave in upstate New York and was sold five times. One owner beat her so savagely thather arms and shoulders bore scars for the rest of her life. She bore a fellow slave five children, onlyto see at least three of her offspring sold away. In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth, convinced that God had called on her towander the country and boldly speak out the truth. Her fame as a preacher, singer, and orator forabolition and womens rights spread quickly and three incidents became the stuff of legend. Duringthe late 1840s, when the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass expressed doubt about the possibility ofending slavery peacefully, she replied forcefully, "Frederick is God dead?" Several years later, in aspeech before a womans rights convention in Akron, Ohio, in 1851, she demanded that Americansrecognize that impoverished African-American women were women too, reportedly saying "I couldwork as much and eat as much as a man-when I could get it-and bear de lash as well! And aint I awoman?" And in 1858, when a hostile audience insisted that the six-foot tall orator spoke toopowerfully to be a woman, she reportedly bared her breasts before them. During the Civil War, she took an active role promoting emancipation as the Union cause.When the war was over, she traveled across the North, collecting signatures on petitions calling onCongress to set aside western land for former slaves. At her death in 1883, she could rightly beremembered as one of the nations most eloquent opponent of discrimination in all forms(Martin, James, et al. America and Its People 332-33)
  19. 19. The author uses an overallorganizational pattern thatA. compares and contrasts her life as a slave and free woman.B. provides the time line of her struggle to oppose prejudice.C. suggests reasons for Sojourner Truths fame.D. gives examples of Sojourner Truths courage.MI: Sojourner Truth became known as a courageousopponent of discrimination.
  20. 20. best be described as 
The tone of this passage couldbest be described asA. nostalgicB. dramaticC. gloomyD. objective
  21. 21. best be described as 
The tone of this passage couldbest be described asA. nostalgicB. dramaticC. gloomyD. objective
  22. 22. The authors claim that "During the Civil War, shetook an active role promoting emancipation as theUnion cause." (line 24-25) isA. adequately supported by factual details.B. inadequately supported by strongly held opinion.
  23. 23. The authors claim that "During the Civil War, shetook an active role promoting emancipation as theUnion cause." (line 24-25) isA. adequately supported by factual details.B. inadequately supported by strongly held opinion.
  24. 24. Identify the relationship between thefollowing two sentences fromparagraph 4:"During the Civil War, she took an active role promotingemancipation as the Union cause. When the war wasover, she traveled across the North, collectingsignatures on petitions calling on Congress to set asidewestern land for former slaves." (lines 24-26)A. Simple listingB. Cause and effectC. Time orderD. Contrast
  25. 25. Identify the relationship between thefollowing two sentences fromparagraph 4:"During the Civil War, she took an active role promotingemancipation as the Union cause. When the war wasover, she traveled across the North, collectingsignatures on petitions calling on Congress to set asidewestern land for former slaves." (lines 24-26)A. Simple listingB. Cause and effectC. Time orderD. Contrast
  26. 26. What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage,she adopted a new name." (lines 2-3).A. ClarificationB. Time orderC. AdditionD. Contrast
  27. 27. What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage,she adopted a new name." (lines 2-3).A. ClarificationB. Time orderC. AdditionD. Contrast
  28. 28. What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage, sheadopted a new name." (lines 2-3).Try flipping the order:She adopted a new name a decade and a half after escapingfrom bondageA. ClarificationB. Time orderC. AdditionD. Contrast
  29. 29. What is the relationship betweenparts of the following sentence?"But a decade and a half after escaping from bondage, sheadopted a new name." (lines 2-3).Try flipping the order:She adopted a new name a decade and a half after escapingfrom bondageA. ClarificationB. Time orderC. AdditionD. Contrast
  30. 30. Based on the passage, Sojourner Truthchanged her name from IsabellabecauseA. she was convinced God called her to wander the country and speak the truth.B. she spoke too powerfully and was too tall to be known as a woman.C. Isabella was her name as a slave.D. she wanted to be remembered as one of the nations most eloquent opponents of discrimination.
  31. 31. Paragraph Three In 1843, Isabella took the name Sojourner Truth,convinced that God had called on her to wander the country andboldly speak out the truth. Her fame as a preacher, singer, andorator for abolition and womens rights spread quickly and threeincidents became the stuff of legend. During the late 1840s,when the black abolitionist Frederick Douglass expressed doubtabout the possibility of ending slavery peacefully, she repliedforcefully, "Frederick is God dead?" Several years later, in aspeech before a womans rights convention in Akron, Ohio, in1851, she demanded that Americans recognize thatimpoverished African-American women were women too,reportedly saying "I could work as much and eat as much as aman-when I could get it-and bear de lash as well! And aint I awoman?" And in 1858, when a hostile audience insisted that thesix-foot tall orator spoke too powerfully to be a woman, shereportedly bared her breasts before them.
  32. 32. Based on the passage, Sojourner Truthchanged her name from IsabellabecauseA. she was convinced God called her to wander the country and speak the truth.B. she spoke too powerfully and was too tall to be known as a woman.C. Isabella was her name as a slave.D. she wanted to be remembered as one of the nations most eloquent opponents of discrimination.
  33. 33. The word emancipation means :A. reliefB. releaseC. self willD. freedom
  34. 34. Paragraph Four During the Civil War, she took an active rolepromoting emancipation as the Union cause. Whenthe war was over, she traveled across theNorth, collecting signatures on petitions calling onCongress to set aside western land for former slaves.At her death in 1883, she could rightly beremembered as one of the nations most eloquentopponent of discrimination in all forms(Martin, James, et al. America and Its People 332-33)
  35. 35. The word emancipation means :A. reliefB. releaseC. self willD. freedom

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