Native Son Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On the streetcar on the way to Bessie's apartment what does Bigger want to shout?
(a) That he was lucky to have a good job.
(b) That he was in love with a beautiful girl.
(c) That he knew something they didn't know.
(d) That he killed a rich, white girl.

2. What does Bigger daydream about during the second movie?
(a) Learning how to invest money and make it grow.
(b) Learning the secret to "Getting hold of money."
(c) Learning how to overcome race barriers.
(d) Moving out of the ghetto and into the country.

3. Where is Mary Dalton expected to go on the day after Bigger is hired by her father?
(a) To a union meeting
(b) Detroit
(c) University
(d) To a communist rally

4. What does Peggy decide must have happened to Mary?
(a) To Bigger's shock she told him that Mary has lost her head since dating Jan Erlone.
(b) Mary probably waited for Bigger to leave then snuck out of the house again.
(c) There must have been some kind of foul play because Mary is usally very responsible.
(d) Mary probably left earlier than expected because she is usually unpredictable.

5. As Bigger tells his fabricated story about the previous evening to Mr. Dalton and Britten, what is he feeling?
(a) Like he is the one in control because he is telling them what he wants them to believe.
(b) Afraid they won't believe him and that he'll be under suspicion.
(c) Worried they will find something in his story that doesn't ring true.
(d) So proud of his story he thinks of becoming a fiction writer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bigger feel committing murder has changed his life?

2. After meeting Mrs. Dalton, what two things does Bigger note about her?

3. Where does Bigger Thomas and his family live?

4. The story is set in what decade?

5. When Bigger when arrives at the Dalton home for his interview, what question plagues him as he stands outside the house?

(see the answer key)

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