These are tough questions that go beyond the concrete and into the abstract; some context clues (vocab) but mostly inference, author's craft, author's purpose.
Answers in BOLD.
Six Qs about Shame, by Dick Gregory--text NOT included: that's copyrighted, therefore not part of this quiz/illegal for me to profit from sales of an essay I did not create.
Four Qs about Let America Be America Again, by Langston Hughes.
Although there are no cross-over questions, these are some doozies that can challenge Pre-AP students as well.