An African American Holiday
Word Problems

By: Deborah Lewis

  1. Kwanzaa starts on a Tuesday this year. The Karamu (feast) will begin six days later. On what day of the week will the Karamu be held?

  2. Rasheedah will need to use Muhindi or Vibunzi (ears of corn) to set the table. The amount of Muhindi she will need is less than 9 and greater than 5. It is an odd number. What amount of Muhindi she will use.

  3. Niam's father places 20 Zawadi (gifts) on the table. They are wrapped in red, black or green colored wrapping paper. Six are wrapped in red paper, and five are wrapped in black paper. How many are wrapped in green paper?

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