Native Son: Summary & Quotes


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Richard Wright's novel Native Son touches on which of the following themes?

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1. In Richard Wright's novel Native Son, what is the name of the young woman murdered by Bigger Thomas?

2. How does Bigger Thomas kill Mary Dalton in Richard Wright's novel Native Son?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the story Native Son with these study assessments. Topics on the interactive quiz include a major theme in the story and a woman who is killed by Bigger Thomas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • The way Mary Dalton is murdered
  • Bigger's conclusion about what he's done in the novel
  • A strategy he uses to try and get out of trouble

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on a synopsis of Native Son
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Mary Dalton is killed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Bigger Thomas and his role in the novel as well as how he feels at the end regarding his own actions

Additional Learning

Learn more about the novel with the lesson entitled Native Son: Summary & Quotes. These areas of study will be discussed to help you grasp the material:

  • Quick background of the novel's storyline
  • The story's intro with Bigger Thomas
  • Quotes about what happens to Thomas because of prejudice against him
  • The way his family is affected by his actions
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