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Native Son

Native Son


by Richard Wright

Native Son: The Native Sons are Restless Quiz

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Q. Whom does Bigger fight at the beginning of the book?

A thief who has broken into the Thomas’ apartment
His brother
A huge rat
Smaller, who clearly doesn’t stand much of a chance
Q. What job does Bigger get?

Flipping cow pie patties at Uncle Josiah’s Turdburger Shack
Q. What does Mary Dalton keep talking about to Bigger when first they meet?

Units of corn (i.e. kernels)
Q. Why does Bigger kill Mary?

Because she threatens to turn him in to the police
Because she won’t stop talking about her darn bunions
To prove to his friends that he isn’t afraid of the white man
It is an accident
Q. Why does Bigger cut off Mary’s head?

To fit her body into the furnace
To prove to his friends that he did, in fact, kill her
Because he thinks it would look good as a hood ornament on his Bentley
To serve as an example to other whites of what a black man is capable of
To spite her body