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. What is Vera doing at the YWCA?
(a) Taking sewing lessons
(b) Meeting her boyfriend
(c) Teaching a class
(d) Learning to swim

2. What keeps stopping Bigger from shaking down the ashes in the furnace?
(a) He is afraid of burning himself.
(b) He wants to make sure Mary's body is completely burned.
(c) He doesn't know the ashes need to be removed.
(d) Fear and dread

3. How is building Bigger chose as the lookout point for the money drop described in the story.
(a) A large, white building.
(b) A tall, white and silent building.
(c) A white, vacant, quiet building.
(d) A vacant building in the slums.

4. As Bigger is leaving the Dalton home after Mary's death, what does he find near the Dalton's car?
(a) A bottle of rum
(b) The pamphlets Jan gave him
(c) Mary's expensive necklace
(d) Mary's purse

5. The South Side Real Estate Company is what to Bigger?
(a) The company to whom he pays rent for his family's rat-infested room.
(b) The company where Bigger hopes to one day work.
(c) The South Side Real Estate Company is nothing to Bigger.
(d) The company Bigger dreams of one day owning.

Short Answer Questions

1. What makes Mrs. Dalton leave Mary's bedroom when she comes to check on her daughter?

2. What is the on-going plan Bigger and his friends discuss that morning?

3. Who does Bigger decide to blame for Mary's death?

4. What does Bigger contemplate while standing on the rooftop?

5. What did Buddy tell Bigger happened the night before?

(see the answer key)

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