Ragtime, My Time

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Comprehension test
Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences and in your own words. 1. In two or three sentences, write the main idea of this article. * This article talks about the racism issue that the author had to deal with, he tells us a personal story that he had to went through because he is a black men. 2. According to the way the author was raised, what did he believe would bring people respect? * He believed that qualities like been a hard working, been a good person, that always tell the true and been a gentleman would bring people respect 3. The author says in the essay that his life will never be the same. Explain two ways the author’s life has changed. Use specific details from the essay * First of all, the author’s life has changed because he was unfair arrested. “I was given even a second to use the manners my parents taught me, but mostly because the police whom I’d always thought were supposed to serve and protect me, were actually hunting me.” On the second place his life changed because after that horrible personal experience his feeling were hurt and the way that he told everything were, was completely different “ before I was finally let go, exhausted, humiliated, embarrassed, and still in shock … “ 4. What does the author means when he says, “on that Friday afternoon, I became a real-life Coalhouse Walker” (par. 4)? * His role Coalhouse Walker Jr. in the Broadway musical ragtime is a victim of overt racism which happened the same to him in real life; he was a victim of overt racism. 5. According to the author, why might paramedics be coming to his building? * Because older people live in the same building

6. What things about the author did the police NOT consider? * The police not consider give explications to the four person who were arrested, they did not know why they were arrested or where they were going. 7. Why do you think the...
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