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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happens when one of the men discovers bone and an earring in the ashes?
(a) Bigger slips away from the men then jumps out of a second story window into the snow.
(b) Bigger sneaks out of the basement door and runs to Bessie's apartment.
(c) He jumps out a window and hurts his knee, so he has to walk slowly to Bessie's apartment.
(d) He jumps out of a second story windown into the snow then runs to Bessie's apartment.
2. What does Peggy decide must have happened to Mary?
(a) There must have been some kind of foul play because Mary is usally very responsible.
(b) To Bigger's shock she told him that Mary has lost her head since dating Jan Erlone.
(c) Mary probably waited for Bigger to leave then snuck out of the house again.
(d) Mary probably left earlier than expected because she is usually unpredictable.
3. Who is Britten?
(a) A detective with the Chicago P.D..
(b) A neighbor who saw Bigger carrying Mary into the house the night before.
(c) A private investigator from Mr. Dalton's company.
(d) A private investigator Mr. Dalton hired that day to find Mary.
4. Before Bigger puts more coal on the fire, what is he certain he sees in the furnace?
(a) The shape of Mary's body beneath the coals.
(b) The white cat watching him again.
(c) Peggy watching from the top of the stairs.
(d) He can't see anything because the light it out.
5. What goes through Bigger's mind when he hears the music from the church?
(a) He hates the music and can't wait to find another apartment.
(b) He wishes he could be with his mother.
(c) He half wishes he was a believer like his mother, but doesn't want to give up his sense of self.
(d) He hums along, but feeling to peace he gets angry.
6. What did Bigger's mother say to him after she awakens the morning after the killing?
(a) She told him Bessie came to see him the night before.
(b) She wanted to know why he was there if he was supposed to live at the Dalton's house.
(c) She wanted to know why he came in after 4 in the morning.
(d) She wanted to know what he wanted for breakfast.
7. What happens after Jan Erlone sees Bigger on the street and offers to help him, then invites him out for coffee to talk about the situation?
(a) Bigger tells Jan Erlone he doesn't need his help.
(b) Bigger runs away.
(c) Jan Erlone runs away when he sees Bigger has a knife.
(d) Bigger pulls a gun on Jan Erlone.
8. What idea does Bigger get after Bessie mentions he is working near the site of the Leopold and Loeb case?
(a) That he and Bessie should go out on the town
(b) Blaming Mary's disappeareance on Leopold and Loeb
(c) Contacting Leopold and Loeb for advice
(d) Kidnapping and ransom
9. When Peggy finds Mary is not in her room what does she question Bigger about it, and what does he tell her?
(a) That the "gentleman", Jan Erlone, was planning on spending the night and he was going to go with Mary to the train in the morning.
(b) That he has no idea what could have happened since Mary was fine when he left her.
(c) That the car is in the driveway because "the gentleman", Jan, was going to drive himself home the night before.
(d) He confesses that Mary had been drunk the night before and that "the gentleman", Jan Erlone, insisted on driving her home, but dropped Bigger at his home first.
10. What happens when Bigger first awakens the morning after the murder?
(a) He sees his brother, Buddy, staring at him suspiciously.
(b) He doesn't think about what happened the night before.
(c) He tries to sneak out of the house unnoticed.
(d) He remembers everything he did the night before.
11. What does Bigger begin to wish for all blacks?
(a) That one day blacks will one day be equal to whites.
(b) That they will become superior to the whites and treat them like they have been treated.
(c) That someone will bring them together to make their lives better.
(d) That they will one day make their own laws and rules.
12. How does Bigger compare his family to Mary Dalton?
(a) He sees his family as afraid as compared to Mary's confidence.
(b) He sees his family's poor existence compared to Mary's rich life.
(c) He sees his family as a burden compared to new possibilites created by Mary's death.
(d) He sees his family as alive compared to Mary being dead.
13. In Book Two as Bigger rides the streetcar, what is his only regret?
(a) That he ever got mixed up with the Dalton's in the first place.
(b) That he had to work.
(c) That he hadn't planned the murder so he could have gotten more money and felt more successful.
(d) That Mary's body didn't fit in the furnace. He hated all the blood when he cut off her head.
14. What happens when Bigger arrives at Bessie's apartment and he tries to kiss her?
(a) She argues with him about not being home when she tried to visit him the night before.
(b) She isn't interested because he ignored her at the diner.
(c) She tells him that since he now has a job he can marry her.
(d) She tells him if he doesn't marry her it means he is ashamed of her.
15. After Bigger leaves Bessie and returns to the Dalton's house what does Peggy tell him to do and why?
(a) She tells him to take the day off because everyone is too worried about Mary to need his services that day.
(b) To take the trunk to the attic because the Dalton's will start worrying about Mary if they see it.
(c) Go to the train station and find out what has happened to Mary's trunk.
(d) Go the the train station and pick up Mary's trunk because no one claimed it.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bigger overhear Mrs. Dalton saying to Peggy when she learns her daughter is gone?
2. What does Bigger do with the pamphlets Jan gave him the night before?
3. As Bigger tells his fabricated story about the previous evening to Mr. Dalton and Britten, what is he feeling?
4. How does Mrs. Dalton look when she comes to Bigger's room to question him about Mary's disappearance?
5. After Bigger returns to the Dalton home with Mary's trunk, he again goes to check the furnace. Who interrupts him?
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