10Question 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.”
11The main idea is the blues is not only a feeling, but a kind of music to cure this feeling.
12Question 6What vocabulary word means much interested in the belief, study, and worship of God or gods; devoted to religion?AppreciateBarberChoirReleasedReligiousSlaveryTeenager
18Question 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.”
19Singing spirituals helped people survive slavery.
20Question 10What vocabulary word means the condition of being owned by another person and being made to work without wages?AppreciateBarberChoirReleasedReligiousSlaveryTeenager
26Question 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.”
27The main idea is that Mahalia grew up loving music.
28Question 14What vocabulary word means permitted to published, shown, sold, etc?AppreciateBarberChoirReleasedReligiousSlaveryTeenager