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The Sellout Quiz

Paul Beatty
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Why does the narrator believe that Foy's contention that Barack Obama's election has paid off all of America's debts? (from Apples and Oranges, Chapter 21 – Epilogue)


How many direct acts of racism has the narrator experienced in his lifetime? (from City Lites: An Interlude – Too Many Mexicans, Chapter 15)


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)


Why does the narrator argue that the word "nigger" should be left in classic literature? (from The Shit You Shovel, Chapter 6 – Exact Change, or Zen and the Art of Bus Riding and Relationship Repair, Chapter 10)


What does King Cuz come to believe motivated Foy's extremism? (from Apples and Oranges, Chapter 21 – Epilogue)

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