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Native Son

Native Son


by Richard Wright

Native Son: Bigger is Better Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Native Son? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does Bigger plan to benefit financially from the murder?

Sell her body back to her family
Demand a ransom
Write a book about it
Open up a bar and start selling Bloody Mary
Q. On whom does Bigger attempt to blame the murder?

An eight-foot, three-and-one-half inch tall invisible rabbit
Q. Who finds the remains of Mary’s body?

A landlord
A fireman
A journalist
A police dog named Sniffy
Q. What does Bigger do to Bessie?

Forces her onto a train headed out of town
Ties her up and leaves her outside the Daltons’ front door
Drags her across the room by her hair, totally messing up her weave
Rapes and kills her
Breaks her heart by telling her he doesn’t love her
Q. What is Bigger’s sentence?

Death by electric chair
Life in prison
Twenty years in prison with the possibility of parole
Two weeks of community service and a sincere letter of apology for being such a cold-blooded killer