Native Son Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do Mary and Jan sit in the car?
(a) The don't, they walk.
(b) In the front seat with Bigger.
(c) The sit in the front and ask Bigger to sit in the back.
(d) In the back seat.

2. What does Bigger finally do after wandering the streets looking for food and shelter?
(a) He steals a loaf of bread then finds an empty apartment to break into.
(b) He buys a loaf of bread then finds an empty apartment to break into.
(c) He hides with a group of homeless people living near the river.
(d) He steals a loaf of bread then hides in an alley to eat it.

3. Who answers the door when Bigger finally knocks on the door of the Dalton house?
(a) Mary Dalton
(b) Mr. Dalton
(c) The butler.
(d) The house-keeper.

4. What does the white cat do while Bigger is being questioned by the police and reporters?
(a) Jumps on his shoulder and digs in its claws.
(b) It keeps looking from the furnace to Bigger and back again.
(c) Sits staring intently at Bigger.
(d) Jumps on his shoulder, then walks around his feet.

5. Where does Bigger place the ransom note to be certain Mr. Dalton gets it?
(a) Under the front door.
(b) Under the back door.
(c) On Mr. Dalton's desk in his office.
(d) In the Dalton mail box.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Max compare the 12 million Negros living in the United States?

2. What does Max say is possible if the wealthy don't begin to understand what they are doing to the Negros in America?

3. What is the job Mr. Dalton is hiring Bigger to do?

4. What does Bigger's brother, Buddy, offer to do to defend him?

5. What does State's Attorney Buckley say about Max in his statements to the court?

(see the answer key)

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