WONDER # 2913: What Are Black Spirituals?
Question 1 of 3
This Wonder is mostly about . . .
- The history of Black spirituals in America
- How enslaved Africans were brought to America
- The origin of blues and jazz
- Why Black spirituals were so popular
Question 2 of 3
Based on information from the Wonder, what are “sorrow songs”?
- Blues songs
- Songs with hidden meanings
- Black spirituals that sound slow and sad
- Songs for camp meetings
Question 3 of 3
According to the article, which is NOT an example of coded meaning in a spiritual?
- “Egypt” may represent slave-owning states
- “Pyramids” can symbolize slaveholding plantations
- “River Jordan” is often a stand-in for the Ohio River
- “Moses” may refer to someone who will save them from slavery
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