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Black Boy

Black Boy


by Richard Wright

Black Boy: Quiz 2: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz Quiz

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Q. How does Richard learn to count?

From the coal man
From his mom
From math textbooks
He doesn’t
Q. What does Richard fight to stop?

Getting beaten
Climate change
Q. What is the first story Richard hears?

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Bluebeard and his Seven Wives
Q. What does Richard’s second employer expect him know?

Where Michael Jordan lives
How to milk a cow
How to buy Chicken á la King
Who Buddy Nealson is
Q. Why do the Communists call Richard an "intellectual?"

He asks them to.
His clothes are too clean.
He's the only guy they know with a college degree.
They're joking around with him.