81 pages 2 hours read

Howard Fast

April Morning

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1961

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Reading Questions & Paired Texts

Reading Check and Short Answer questions on key points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Chapters 1-2

Reading Check

1. Where does Adam live?

2. What did Adam’s father memorize when he was a child?

3. Who does Adam use as an example of someone who destroys people’s faith?

4. Who visits the Cooper family at dinner?

5. What do the townspeople debate should be made of flour versus maize?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. What is Adam’s relationship with his father like?

2. How do Granny and Adam feel differently about doubt?

3. Why is Joseph Simmons estranged from his brothers, and how does Adam feel about it?

4. What is the role of morality in the novel?

Paired Resource

“Samuel Adams (1722-1803)

  • This article describes the role of Samuel Adams in the American Revolution.
  • Shared themes include Coming of Age Through Trauma and The Tenets of Faith Versus the Application of Reason.
  • What was Samuel Adams’s role in the American Revolution? How did he respond to the Sugar Act? What was Adams among the first to do, and how did he make use of newspapers and propaganda? What was his role after the Tea Act passed?

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