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The Sellout Quiz

Paul Beatty
This Study Guide consists of approximately 41 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Sellout.

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


According to the narrator as a young man, what problem faces the black community? (from City Lites: An Interlude – Too Many Mexicans, Chapter 15)


According to the narrator, what truth about Los Angeles do most people ignore? (from Too Many Mexicans, Chapter 16 – Apples and Oranges, Chapter 20)


Why do Stevie, Marpessa, and others throw an orange at Foy and tell him to go back to "white America"? (from Too Many Mexicans, Chapter 16 – Apples and Oranges, Chapter 20)


What is the problem that Americans face in the present day? (from The Shit You Shovel, Chapter 6 – Exact Change, or Zen and the Art of Bus Riding and Relationship Repair, Chapter 10)


What act of the narrator's prompts Foy to wield a gun, threaten to kill himself, and then shoot the narrator? (from Apples and Oranges, Chapter 21 – Epilogue)

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