Life Of Richard Wright Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    What is the McCarthy Era?

    • A.

      Time when they killed Elenor McCarthy

    • B.

      Era of extreme poverty and sickness

    • C.

      The practice of making accusations of disloyalty without evidence

    • D.

      Era when the Beatles emerged

    Correct Answer
    C. The practice of making accusations of disloyalty without evidence
    Explanation
    The McCarthy Era refers to a period in American history when there was a practice of making accusations of disloyalty without evidence. During this time, Senator Joseph McCarthy led a campaign to root out alleged communists and communist sympathizers in the United States, resulting in widespread fear and paranoia. Many individuals were unfairly accused and had their lives ruined based on unsubstantiated claims. This era is known for its infringement on civil liberties and the damaging impact it had on the lives of many innocent people.

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  • 2. 

    What is the exact year that Richard Wright was born in?

    • A.

      1919

    • B.

      1908

    • C.

      1890

    • D.

      1900

    Correct Answer
    B. 1908
    Explanation
    Richard Wright was born in 1908.

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  • 3. 

    What did Wright's mother die from?

    • A.

      Lung Cancer

    • B.

      Aids

    • C.

      Old Age

    • D.

      Paralytic Stroke

    Correct Answer
    D. Paralytic Stroke
    Explanation
    Wright's mother died from a paralytic stroke. This is a condition where blood flow to the brain is blocked, leading to loss of movement and function in parts of the body. It can be caused by a blood clot or a ruptured blood vessel in the brain. Lung cancer, AIDS, and old age are not mentioned as causes of her death, so they can be ruled out as options.

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  • 4. 

    What did Wright get involved in during the Great Depression?

    • A.

      John Reed Club

    • B.

      Socialist Party

    • C.

      Salvation Army

    • D.

      Democrat Party

    Correct Answer
    A. John Reed Club
    Explanation
    During the Great Depression, Wright got involved in the John Reed Club. The John Reed Club was a national organization of artists, writers, and intellectuals who were committed to promoting radical and leftist ideas. Wright's involvement in the club allowed him to engage with other like-minded individuals and explore his own political and artistic interests. This involvement likely influenced his later works, which often addressed themes of social and political inequality.

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  • 5. 

    Wright became the Harlem editor of what?

    • A.

      The Daily Worker

    • B.

      Communist Scare

    • C.

      White Supremacy

    • D.

      The Right Wing Stand

    Correct Answer
    A. The Daily Worker
    Explanation
    Wright became the Harlem editor of The Daily Worker, which was a newspaper associated with the Communist Party. This role allowed him to express his political beliefs and advocate for social justice issues. Wright's involvement with The Daily Worker was significant in shaping his activism and writing career.

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  • 6. 

    Wright was often criticized for his novels since it usually contained:

    • A.

      Violence

    • B.

      Blacks

    • C.

      Communists

    • D.

      Death

    Correct Answer
    A. Violence
    Explanation
    Wright was often criticized for his novels because they frequently depicted and explored themes of violence. His writings often delved into the harsh realities of society, highlighting the brutality and aggression that existed. This portrayal of violence in his novels was seen as controversial by some, leading to criticism of his work.

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  • 7. 

    Who was Black Boy written by?

    • A.

      His Mother

    • B.

      Himself

    • C.

      Bigger Thomas

    • D.

      Richard's Uncle

    Correct Answer
    B. Himself
    Explanation
    "Black Boy" is an autobiography written by Richard Wright, an African-American writer. The book narrates his experiences growing up in the racially segregated South and his journey towards self-discovery and independence. By stating that the correct answer is "Himself," it implies that Richard Wright is the author of "Black Boy" as he is writing about his own life and personal experiences.

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  • 8. 

    When was Native Son released?

    • A.

      1930

    • B.

      1920

    • C.

      1940

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    C. 1940
    Explanation
    Native Son was released in 1940.

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  • 9. 

    What was one of Wright's many talents?

    • A.

      Playing the Violin

    • B.

      Designing his own book covers

    • C.

      Quiting Cocaine

    • D.

      Self-educating

    Correct Answer
    D. Self-educating
    Explanation
    Wright's talent for self-educating is mentioned as one of his many talents. This implies that he had the ability to acquire knowledge and skills on his own, without formal education or instruction. This could suggest that he was a highly motivated and self-driven individual who actively sought out opportunities to learn and grow.

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  • 10. 

    Aside from being a novelist and shot story writer, what else did he do?

    • A.

      Was an anti-drug activist

    • B.

      Became a priest

    • C.

      Was a political commentator

    • D.

      Became a singer

    Correct Answer
    C. Was a political commentator
    Explanation
    The given correct answer states that the person in question was a political commentator. This means that in addition to being a novelist and short story writer, they also engaged in analyzing and providing commentary on political events and issues. This suggests that they had an interest and expertise in politics, and likely shared their opinions and insights through various media platforms.

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