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Black Boy

Black Boy


by Richard Wright

Black Boy: Quiz 3: Symbols Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Black Boy? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does Richard become hungry?

He just loves eating.
There is a food shortage.
His dad leaves his family.
He is on a hunger strike.
Q. What is Richard’s mom’s illness?

Paralysis caused by strokes
Q. Which place is not like the North?

Disney World
The Elysian Fields
Q. What are Richard's questions most often met with?

Thoughtful responses
A dictionary
Q. What causes Richard’s mom’s illness?

We have no idea.
A virus
A curse