The Man Who Was Almost a Man

by Richard Wright
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The Man Who Was Almost a Man Overview Quiz

Seventeen-year-old Dave feels that he is a man, yet he lives in a sort of limbo between childhood and adulthood until one day, a terrible turn of events pushes him over the edge. Be sure you recall the details of Richard Wright's coming-of-age story by taking the eNotes quiz about "The Man Who Was Almost a Man." 

  1. How old is Dave, the protagonist?

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  2. Who sells Dave the gun?

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  3. How does Dave leave?

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  4. Who gave Dave the money to buy the gun?

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  5. Who does Dave shoot?

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