From Black Boy By Richard Wright

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Read from Black Boy by Richard Wright on pages 351-355 of your textbook. Then, respond to the following questions. Send your teacher your score in a private chat message!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the young Richard Wright associate with the bitterness and pain he feels over being abandoned by his father?
    • A. 

      The pangs of hunger he suffers

    • B. 

      The shame of getting beat up

    • C. 

      His need to impress his mother

  • 2. 
    The pride that Richard feels in being asked to do the grocery shopping suggests that_________.
    • A. 

      His mother is earning enough money and his family will live in comfort

    • B. 

      He has forgiven his father

    • C. 

      He will feel less helpless because he will bring food into the house

  • 3. 
    Richard's encounter with the gang of boys who beat him up is an example of _____________.
    • A. 

      External Conflict

    • B. 

      Internal Conflict

    • C. 

      Character vs. nature

  • 4. 
    After Richard's mother threatens to whip him, Richard must choose to either go inside and take the beating like a child or walk down the street to face his fear. This is an example of which type of conflict?
    • A. 

      External conflict

    • B. 

      Political conflict

    • C. 

      Internal conflict

  • 5. 
    What does Richard learn from his experiences in this excerpt from Black Boy?
    • A. 

      To forgive his father who has abandoned him

    • B. 

      To resolve every problem peacefully

    • C. 

      To defend himself and shape his destiny

  • 6. 
    On pages 354-355, Richards describes how he fights back against the gang of boys. Which emotion does he say motivated his actions?
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Disbelief

    • C. 

      Rage

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