Black Boy Vocabulary Test

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Black Boy Vocabulary Test

Richard Wright’s “Black Boy” is a memoir written in 1945 about the author’s youth living in the South, and his eventual move to the city of Chicago where he would become a successful writer. In this quiz we’ll be discussing some of the key vocabulary from the book. Let’s see how much you know!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Reddish
    • A. 

      Indulgently

    • B. 

      Impetus

    • C. 

      Florid

  • 2. 
    Driving force
    • A. 

      Impetus

    • B. 

      Florid

    • C. 

      Articulate

  • 3. 
    Without purpose
    • A. 

      Fathom

    • B. 

      Aimlessly

    • C. 

      Winced

  • 4. 
    Flinched
    • A. 

      Winced

    • B. 

      Transgression

    • C. 

      Catigate

  • 5. 
    Figure out
    • A. 

      Winced

    • B. 

      Transgression

    • C. 

      Fathom

  • 6. 
    Evil doing
    • A. 

      Transgression

    • B. 

      Flinched

    • C. 

      Fathom

  • 7. 
    Disagreable or offensive
    • A. 

      Regugnant

    • B. 

      Aimlessly

    • C. 

      Fathom

  • 8. 
    Belittle
    • A. 

      Comtemptuous

    • B. 

      Haughty

    • C. 

      Florid