Native Son Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What terrorizes the family in the opening of the novel?
(a) A gunman
(b) Their landlord
(c) A rat
(d) A rabid cat

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

3. What happens when Bigger tries to dispose of Mary's body?
(a) He has to steal money from Mary's purse to pay the shipping.
(b) It doesn't fit in the furnace.
(c) It's too heavy for him to lift it into the dumpster.
(d) He has to put holes in the trunk so it will sink in the water.

4. Where does Mary suggest she, Jan and Bigger go to eat?
(a) Ernetsine's Chicken Shack
(b) Ernie's Chicken and Ribs
(c) Ernie's Kitchen Shack
(d) Ms. Ernie's Rib Shack

5. What is wrong with Mary when Bigger takes her home?
(a) She wants to go right to Detroit.
(b) She is too drunk to walk.
(c) She doesn't want to go home.
(d) She is very sick.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many members are in the Thomas family?

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

3. What does Bigger decide to do with Mary's body next?

4. What does Bigger tell his friend Gus he could do if he had the chance?

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

(see the answer key)

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