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 kind of relationship does Bigger have with Gus?
(a) They are classmates
(b) It is a volatile relationship
(c) They are best friends
(d) They are half brothers

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

3. What is the job Mr. Dalton is hiring Bigger to do?
(a) chauffeur
(b) butler
(c) handy-man
(d) window washer

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

5. What does Bigger do after the body is finally disposed of?
(a) He finishes the bottle of rum then goes home to sleep.
(b) He takes Mary's necklace to a pawn shop then goes home with the money.
(c) He steals money from Mary's purse then goes home to sleep.
(d) He takes the pamphlets Jan gave him and plants them in Mary's room.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bigger feel about Mary Dalton?

2. Where does Bigger Thomas and his family live?

3. What happens when Bigger puts Mary's body in the trunk?

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

5. On Bigger's first night at work, what does he, Mary and Jan do as they drive around the park?

(see the answer key)

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