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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

    Correct Answer
    B. A schoolteacher
    Explanation
    Ella is a schoolteacher.

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  • 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"

    Correct Answer
    D. "When you get through, kiss back there"
    Explanation
    Richard says something that makes Granny extremely angry when he tells her to "kiss back there" after she finishes a task. This statement is likely inappropriate and disrespectful, and it crosses a boundary that Granny finds offensive, leading to her anger.

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  • 3. 

    With what does Granny try to beat Richard with?

    • A.

      A whip

    • B.

      A belt

    • C.

      A wet towel

    • D.

      A paddle

    Correct Answer
    C. A wet towel
    Explanation
    Granny tries to beat Richard with a wet towel. This could be because using a wet towel can cause less harm compared to using a whip or a belt, which could potentially cause physical injury. Using a wet towel might be a less aggressive way for Granny to discipline Richard, while still getting her message across.

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  • 4. 

    Whom does Granny blame for Richard's words? 

    • A.

      Herself

    • B.

      Ella

    • C.

      Richard's friends

    • D.

      Grandpa

    Correct Answer
    B. Ella
    Explanation
    Granny blames Ella for Richard's words because she believes that Ella has influenced Richard and encouraged him to say hurtful things.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Her maiden name is Wright
    Explanation
    The fact that Nanny's maiden name is Wright is not true.

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  • 6. 

    What was Uncle Hoskin's occupation

    • A.

      Policeman

    • B.

      Saloon owner

    • C.

      Salesman

    • D.

      The answer is not stated or implied

    Correct Answer
    B. Saloon owner
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, the correct answer is saloon owner. This suggests that Uncle Hoskin's occupation was owning a saloon.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. He was afraid there wouldn't be any left in the morning
    Explanation
    Richard took some of the biscuits because he was afraid there wouldn't be any left in the morning.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Rode a horse into the river
    Explanation
    Uncle Hoskins lost Richard's trust by riding a horse into the river. This action could have been seen as reckless and irresponsible, potentially putting both himself and the horse in danger. Richard may have felt betrayed by Uncle Hoskins' disregard for safety and his actions may have caused Richard to question his judgment and reliability.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. White people... they were jealous of his successful business
  • 10. 

    The men in the yellow clothes were: 

    • A.

      Slaves

    • B.

      Miners

    • C.

      Soldiers

    • D.

      Prisoners

    Correct Answer
    C. Soldiers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Soldiers". This can be inferred from the fact that the men are described as wearing yellow clothes. In many historical contexts, soldiers were often assigned specific uniforms or colors to distinguish themselves from other groups. Therefore, it is likely that the men in yellow clothes were soldiers.

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  • 11. 

    At first, What did Richard mistaken the chain gang for? 

    • A.

      A zebra

    • B.

      An elephant

    • C.

      Prisoners

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. An elephant
    Explanation
    Richard mistakenly mistook the chain gang for an elephant.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. She was tired of Granny's religious routine
    Explanation
    Richard's mother wanted to move back to West Helena because she was tired of Granny's religious routine. This suggests that Granny's strict religious practices were becoming overwhelming for Richard's mother, and she desired a change in environment and lifestyle.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Curious
    Explanation
    In the conversations between Richard and his mother, Richard displays a strong sense of curiosity. He asks questions, seeks information, and shows a genuine interest in learning. This curiosity is evident in his interactions with his mother, indicating that it is a defining characteristic of his personality.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Scavenging for trash to play with
    Explanation
    The correct answer is scavenging for trash to play with. This is because the sentence states that Richard, his brother, and a bunch of black friends had the most fun doing this activity.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. They were hated
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Jews were hated by the black community. This suggests that there was a negative and hostile attitude towards Jews from members of the black community. It implies that Jews faced discrimination, prejudice, and possibly mistreatment from the black community.

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  • 16. 

    The first Jew that Richard met was a 

    • A.

      Train conductor

    • B.

      Proprietor

    • C.

      Doctor

    • D.

      Teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. Proprietor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "proprietor." This can be inferred from the phrase "The first Jew that Richard met," which suggests that Richard is meeting someone for the first time. Since the options are all different professions, it can be deduced that Richard is meeting someone in a professional setting. A proprietor is someone who owns and manages a business, making it the most likely option for a first meeting in a professional context.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard scared away the landlady's business
    Explanation
    Richard's family got evicted because Richard scared away the landlady's business. This suggests that Richard's actions or behavior caused the landlady's business to suffer, leading to their eviction.

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  • 18. 

    Who came by at night to talk to Aunt Maggie? 

    • A.

      Uncle Hoskins

    • B.

      Granny

    • C.

      Professor Mathews

    • D.

      Mrs. Moss

    Correct Answer
    C. Professor Mathews
    Explanation
    Professor Mathews came by at night to talk to Aunt Maggie.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He committed a crime
    Explanation
    Richard's mother and Aunt Maggie needed to hide "uncle" because he committed a crime.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The sheriff
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the sheriff. This can be inferred from the question which states that a tall white man came over to Richard's home later. Out of the given options, the sheriff is the most likely candidate for this role as he is typically responsible for law enforcement in a community and would be expected to visit someone's home.

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  • 21. 

    How much was Richard going to sell the dog for? 

    • A.

      16 cents

    • B.

      1 dollar

    • C.

      3 dollars

    • D.

      5 dollars

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 dollar
    Explanation
    Richard was going to sell the dog for 1 dollar. This can be inferred from the given options where the other amounts mentioned (16 cents, 3 dollars, and 5 dollars) are different from the correct answer.

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  • 22. 

    How much did the girl offer to pay? 

    • A.

      14 cents

    • B.

      96 cents

    • C.

      97 cents

    • D.

      99 cents

    Correct Answer
    C. 97 cents
    Explanation
    The girl offered to pay 97 cents.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    B. He said that he would do the same
    Explanation
    Richard's reaction to the story of the black women killing four whites with a shotgun was that he said he would do the same. This suggests that Richard may have felt a sense of anger or resentment towards the whites, leading him to sympathize with the actions of the black women. It also implies that Richard may have believed in using violence as a means of seeking justice or revenge.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. He was too nervous
    Explanation
    Richard was unable to write his name when the teacher called on him because he was too nervous. This nervousness may have caused him to forget how to spell his name or made it difficult for him to physically write. Additionally, the fear of being ridiculed by the white children for his name may have added to his nervousness and further hindered his ability to write.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The war was over
    Explanation
    The teacher suddenly dismisses the children during the day because the war was over. This suggests that the war had a significant impact on the school and its schedule. The end of the war would have been a momentous event, leading to celebrations and a need to send the children home early to join in the festivities or reunite with their families.

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