Maya Angelou Trivia Quiz: An American poet

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Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was a poet,  and civil rights activist. She is best known for her autobiographical work "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," which chronicles her childhood and young adult experiences. Angelou also worked as a journalist, actress, and professor, and was a recipient of numerous awards and honors. Her writings continue to inspire and empower readers around the world.

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Which of these was NOT a book written by Maya Angelou?

  • Gather Together in My Name

  • And Still I Rise

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • The Heart of a Woman

Maya Angelou was the first African American woman to do what?

  • Win a Pulitzer Prize

  • Be elected to Congress

  • Climb Mount Everest

  • Receive a Nobel Peace Prize

What was Maya Angelou's profession?

  • Poet and memoirist

  • Politician

  • Businesswoman

  • Athlete

Which U.S. president did Maya Angelou read a poem at the inauguration for?

  • Barack Obama

  • Bill Clinton

  • George W. Bush

  • Jimmy Carter

Maya Angelou passed away in what year?

  • 2010

  • 2012

  • 2014

  • 2016

Maya Angelou was an advocate for which movement?

  • Women's rights

  • Civil rights

  • Environmentalism

  • Animal rights

Maya Angelou was once nominated for which award for her performance in the miniseries "Roots"?

  • Academy Award

  • Emmy Award

  • Tony Award

  • Grammy Award

In addition to being a writer, what other profession did Maya Angelou have?

  • Actress

  • Chef

  • Architect

  • Pilot

Which of Maya Angelou's works is a popular autobiography?

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • Beloved

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • The Bluest Eye

What was Maya Angelou's birth name?

  • Marguerite Annie Johnson

  • Mary Elizabeth Jones

  • Maya Elizabeth King

  • Michelle Anna Jackson


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