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Native Son Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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. When Mrs. Dalton speaks to Bigger in the kitchen, what surprises him about her?
(a) That she can read his mind.
(b) In spite of her blindness she is knows exactly where he is.
(c) In spite of her blindness she is very independent.
(d) That she can look deep into his soul.

2. What does Bigger realize after Mrs. Dalton leaves Mary's bedroom?
(a) That he is a very lucky young man.
(b) That Mary had a heart attack.
(c) That he killed Mary by smothering her.
(d) That Mary wanted him to kiss her.

3. Where does Bigger Thomas and his family live?
(a) A shack along the waterfront
(b) In the basement of an abandoned building
(c) An apartment in the "Black Belt"
(d) In a condo on the river

4. Where does Bigger say white people live?
(a) On the south side of Chicago
(b) In the ghetto
(c) Inside fancy mansions
(d) Inside him and all other black people

5. How does Bigger feel about Mary Dalton?
(a) He hates her instantly.
(b) He has no feelings about her or anyone.
(c) He feels she is just like her mother.
(d) He finds her very attractive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the job Mr. Dalton is hiring Bigger to do?

2. Where do Mary and Jan sit in the car?

3. After they leave the movie and go to the pool hall, what does Bigger do?

4. When the young couple treats him as an equal how does if make Bigger feel?

5. What Bigger and his friends call the game they play?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the story Bigger planned to tell when he returned in the morning?

2. After all the gory details of the way he disposed of Mary's body, how was Bigger reacting?

3. How does Bigger really feel about holding up Blum's Delicatessen?

4. Why do the Dalton's make Bigger feel so uncomfortable?

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

6. Why does Bigger seem to take an instant dislike to Mary Dalton?

7. Why does Bigger panic when Mrs. Dalton enters Mary's room while he is in there?

8. How does Bigger feel about his family?

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

10. Describe Bigger's home.

(see the answer keys)

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