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Black Boy Chapter 2 Quiz

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This is a quiz on chapter 2 of Black Boy by Richard Wright.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is Ella? 
    • A. 

      A friend of Richard's mother

    • B. 

      A schoolteacher

    • C. 

      A slave

    • D. 

      A gardener

  • 2. 
    What does Richard say that gets Granny extremely angry? 
    • A. 

      "Bend over"

    • B. 

      "But I liked the story"

    • C. 

      "You're going to burn in hell"

    • D. 

      "When you get through, kiss back there"

  • 3. 
    With what does Granny try to beat Richard with?
    • A. 

      A whip

    • B. 

      A belt

    • C. 

      A wet towel

    • D. 

      A paddle

  • 4. 
    Whom does Granny blame for Richard's words? 
    • A. 

      Herself

    • B. 

      Ella

    • C. 

      Richard's friends

    • D. 

      Grandpa

  • 5. 
    Which fact about Nanny is not true? 
    • A. 

      She was white

    • B. 

      She was a slave

    • C. 

      She got her name from her father

    • D. 

      Her maiden name is Wright

  • 6. 
    What was Uncle Hoskin's occupation
    • A. 

      Policeman

    • B. 

      Saloon owner

    • C. 

      Salesman

    • D. 

      The answer is not stated or implied

  • 7. 
    Why did Richard take some of the biscuits? 
    • A. 

      He wanted to give some to his sick grandmother

    • B. 

      He was still hungry

    • C. 

      He was afraid there wouldn't be any left in the morning

    • D. 

      He wanted to feed the animals

  • 8. 
    What did Uncle Hoskins do that made Richard loose his trust in him? 
    • A. 

      Hid the biscuits form him

    • B. 

      Rode a horse into the river

    • C. 

      Give him more alcohol to drink

    • D. 

      Lie about his past

  • 9. 
    Who killed Uncle Hoskins? Why? 
    • A. 

      White people... they were jealous of his successful business

    • B. 

      Richard... he couldn't take his lies anymore

    • C. 

      White people ... they wanted to take his wife, Aunt Maggie

    • D. 

      The sheriff... he was shot for shooting a white man

  • 10. 
    The men in the yellow clothes were: 
    • A. 

      Slaves

    • B. 

      Miners

    • C. 

      Soldiers

    • D. 

      Prisoners

  • 11. 
    At first, What did Richard mistaken the chain gang for? 
    • A. 

      A zebra

    • B. 

      An elephant

    • C. 

      Prisoners

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Why did Richard's mother want to move back to West Helena? 
    • A. 

      She was tired of Granny's religious routine

    • B. 

      She hated Granny for corrupting Richard

    • C. 

      She didn't like the environment there

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Judging by the conversations between Richard and Richard's mother in this chapter, Richard can be best characterized as: 
    • A. 

      Selfish

    • B. 

      Intelligent

    • C. 

      Scared

    • D. 

      Curious

  • 14. 
    Richard, his brother, and a bunch of black friends had the most fun: 
    • A. 

      Playing with animals

    • B. 

      Playing with cars

    • C. 

      Singing songs together

    • D. 

      Scavenging for trash to play with

  • 15. 
    How were Jews treated by the black community? 
    • A. 

      They were loved and respected

    • B. 

      They were hated

    • C. 

      They had a neutral relationship

    • D. 

      Children hated them, but adults didn't care

  • 16. 
    The first Jew that Richard met was a 
    • A. 

      Train conductor

    • B. 

      Proprietor

    • C. 

      Doctor

    • D. 

      Teacher

  • 17. 
    Why did Richard's family get evicted? 
    • A. 

      Richard broke the landlady's priceless vase

    • B. 

      Richard swore at her

    • C. 

      Richard scared away the landlady's business

    • D. 

      Richard refused to pay his rent

  • 18. 
    Who came by at night to talk to Aunt Maggie? 
    • A. 

      Uncle Hoskins

    • B. 

      Granny

    • C. 

      Professor Mathews

    • D. 

      Mrs. Moss

  • 19. 
    Why did Richard's mother and Aunt Maggie need to hide "uncle"? 
    • A. 

      He committed a crime

    • B. 

      His ex-wife was looking for him

    • C. 

      He was hit by a bus but the hospital wouldn't treat him

    • D. 

      He escaped from the hospital to be with Maggie.

  • 20. 
    Who was the tall white man who came over to Richard's home later? 
    • A. 

      Professor Mathews

    • B. 

      Maggie's husband

    • C. 

      The sheriff

    • D. 

      A Jew who wanted to buy the house

  • 21. 
    How much was Richard going to sell the dog for? 
    • A. 

      16 cents

    • B. 

      1 dollar

    • C. 

      3 dollars

    • D. 

      5 dollars

  • 22. 
    How much did the girl offer to pay? 
    • A. 

      14 cents

    • B. 

      96 cents

    • C. 

      97 cents

    • D. 

      99 cents

  • 23. 
    According to Richard, why didn't he sell the dog to the white women? 
    • A. 

      He was afraid they would harm Betsy.

    • B. 

      He thought that Betsy was worth more than what they paid.

    • C. 

      He didn't want to sell his only friend.

    • D. 

      He wouldn't sell to white people.

  • 24. 
    How did Richard react to the story of the black women who killed 4 whites with a shotgun? 
    • A. 

      He was terrified.

    • B. 

      He said that he would do the same

    • C. 

      He thought that it was inhumane

    • D. 

      He felt happy for the black women

  • 25. 
    Why was Richard unable to write his name when the teacher called on him? 
    • A. 

      He didn't know how to spell his name

    • B. 

      He couldn't write

    • C. 

      He was too nervous

    • D. 

      He didn't want the white children to be making fun of his name

  • 26. 
    Why does the teacher suddenly dismiss the children during the day? 
    • A. 

      The president was assassinated

    • B. 

      MLK was giving his speech

    • C. 

      The war was over

    • D. 

      Planes were bombing the school

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