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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Bigger and Mary take Jan after their evening out?
(a) Home to her house
(b) To Mary's house
(c) To catch a bus
(d) To catch the train

2. What does Bigger decide to do with Mary's body next?
(a) Burn it in the furnace.
(b) Put it in a dumpster near the train station.
(c) Sink the trunk and the body in the river.
(d) Ship it in the trunk to Jan

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

4. The story is set in what decade?
(a) 1950's
(b) 1920's
(c) 1930's
(d) 1940's

5. What does Bigger tell his friend Gus he could do if he had the chance?
(a) Earn a lot of money
(b) Rob a bank
(c) Fly a plane
(d) Drive a car

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bigger feel about Mary Dalton?

2. Where does Mary suggest she, Jan and Bigger go to eat?

3. What terrorizes the family in the opening of the novel?

4. Where does the novel "Native Son" take place?

5. What does Mrs. Thomas want Bigger to do to help the family?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did he find outside near the car on the night of Mary's death, and what did he do with it?

2. How does Bigger feel about his family?

3. Explain the game, "White," that Bigger and his friends played.

4. What happened when Mary's body didn't fit into the furnace?

5. Why did Bigger decide to put Mary's body in the trunk?

6. Why does Bigger get so angry and violent with Gus when he says he'll go along with the robbery?

7. Why did Bigger help Mary to her room instead of waking her parents and letting them know her drunken condition?

8. What were Bigger's two final concerns about the burning body?

9. Why does Bigger need to get a job?

10. Describe Bigger's home.

(see the answer keys)

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