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Sonny's Blues

Sonny's Blues


by James Baldwin

Sonny's Blues: What, and Cher is Always a Ball of Sunshine? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Sonny's Blues? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. For what is Sonny arrested?

Breaking and entering
Downloading illegal music
Heroin possession
Selling pirated copies of a documentary about the evils of film piracy
Q. What does the narrator do for a living?

He is an architect
He is the Head Key Grip in Charge of Figuring Out What a Key Grip Does
He is a high school math teacher
He is a construction worker
Q. The narrator runs into whom as he is leaving work one day?

Some of Sonny’s old friends
Sonny’s ghost, who is pretty pissed off for someone who doesn’t have a mortgage
Sonny’s parole officer
Q. What has happened to the narrator’s daughter, Grace?

She has died
She has been hospitalized
She has been admitted to a rehabilitation facility
She has lost the respect of her father by refusing to narrate in his footsteps
Q. What does Sonny do when he returns to Harlem?

He joins the Globetrotters
He goes immediately back to the streets
He moves in with the narrator
He gets a highly desirable job as hot dog vendor