Black Boy Chapter 12 Quiz

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Black Boy Chapter 12 Quiz

This is a quiz on chapter 12 of Black Boy by Richard Wright. If you have read this chapter, you should do fine on this quiz.  


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Richard works at the: 
    • A. 

      Pharmacy

    • B. 

      Optical shop

    • C. 

      Mill

    • D. 

      Hotel

  • 2. 
    Richard's plan for when he has enough money is to: 
    • A. 

      Send money back to his family in Jackson

    • B. 

      Run off to Canada

    • C. 

      Bring his mom to Memphis

    • D. 

      Buy/rent a house

  • 3. 
    What is Shorty's occupation? 
    • A. 

      Garbage man

    • B. 

      Elevator man

    • C. 

      Lawyer

    • D. 

      Street cleaner

  • 4. 
    How does Shorty make 25 cents? 
    • A. 

      He picks it up from the street.

    • B. 

      He sells his hat

    • C. 

      He begs a white man

    • D. 

      He steals it

  • 5. 
    In return for 25 cents, what did the white man do to Shorty? 
    • A. 

      Punch him in the face

    • B. 

      Steal Shorty's entire wallet

    • C. 

      Arrest Shorty

    • D. 

      Kick him in the butt

  • 6. 
    A white man from the North asks Richard if he was 
    • A. 

      Poor

    • B. 

      Hungry

    • C. 

      In need of a job

    • D. 

      A KKK member

  • 7. 
    That white man tried to give Richard: 
    • A. 

      A gold ring

    • B. 

      A dollar

    • C. 

      Lunch tickets

    • D. 

      Food

  • 8. 
    Who was the white man who tried to force a fight between Richard and Harrison? 
    • A. 

      Edison

    • B. 

      Dave

    • C. 

      Olin

    • D. 

      John

  • 9. 
    What did Shorty want to do and why was it impossible? 
    • A. 

      He wants a real job... he doesn't have the skills

    • B. 

      He wants to go North... he depends on whites

    • C. 

      He wants to live with Richard... Mrs. Moss won't allow it

    • D. 

      He wants to kill himself... he has family that needs money

  • 10. 
    What was Olin's strategy for forcing a fight between Richard and Harrison? 
    • A. 

      He made Richard and Harrison bump into each other

    • B. 

      He made Richard and Harrison get into an arguement

    • C. 

      He told each of them that the other was going to rob him

    • D. 

      He told each of them that the other was holding knife, waiting for him

  • 11. 
    What motivated Harrison and Richard to partake in this fight? 
    • A. 

      The whites offered free food

    • B. 

      The whites offered money

    • C. 

      They had no choice

    • D. 

      They actually hated each other

  • 12. 
    What happened during the fight? 
    • A. 

      Both of them avoided hitting each other

    • B. 

      Both of them ran away after receiving the money

    • C. 

      They fought almost to death

    • D. 

      They didn't show up

  • 13. 
    As a result of this fight, Richard and Harrison 
    • A. 

      Became best friends

    • B. 

      Became enemies

    • C. 

      Didn't talk to each other

    • D. 

      Were both happy