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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. At the end of his day in the third section of the book, which of these words does not describe Griffin's mood?
2. What do Griffin and Mr. Gayle say whites believe about any steps blacks could take toward equality?
(a) Whites feel blacks will threaten the survival of the white race.
(b) Whites feel blacks should take steps toward equality.
(c) Whites feel blacks could never threaten the survival of the white race.
(d) Whites feel blacks will threaten the survival of the black race.
3. Who helps Griffin darken his skin?
(a) His wife.
(b) The magazine owner.
(c) A friend.
(d) A doctor.
4. How does Griffin pay for his journey as a black man?
(a) Unnamed sponsors pay for it.
(b) He pays for it out of his own pocket.
(c) George Levitan agrees to pay for it.
(d) He begs his way through the South.
5. What does Griffin say blacks use to be noticed?
6. Why does a black widow pay attention to Griffin?
(a) She believes he is her dead husband.
(b) She thinks he is handsome.
(c) She senses something is suspicious about him.
(d) She is attracted to his nice clothing.
7. How does Sterling talk to Griffin when he meets him as a black man for the first time?
(a) He talks to him condescendingly.
(b) He treats him in the same way as he did when Griffin was white.
(c) He keeps him at a distance.
(d) He talks to him openly.
8. What experience do Griffin and Mr. Gayle agree will help blacks reach equality with whites?
(a) Public disturbances.
9. During the third section of the book, on what object does Griffin sit while he is in the public space, after his walk?
(a) A fence post.
(b) A stoop.
(c) A bench.
(d) The ground.
10. At the start of the book, how can Griffin's point of view be best described?
(a) That of a black man.
(b) That of a priest.
(c) That of personal experience.
(d) That of an observer.
11. Which of these is a problem Griffin says blacks face?
(a) Opportunities to become educated.
(b) Immediate discrimination from whites.
(c) Places to get a cup of coffee.
(d) Community centers like YMCAs.
12. While Griffin is walking and looking at restaurants in the third section of the book, why does Griffin feel embarrassed?
(a) He feels his body smells bad.
(b) He feels he has not stayed in his place.
(c) He feels his clothes are too dirty.
(d) He thinks his skin treatment is wearing off.
13. Which of these is a job that Griffin unsuccessfully tries to get at the beginning of the third section of the book?
(a) A chef.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A busboy.
(d) A clerk.
14. At the beginning of the second section of the book, how is Griffin feeling emotionally?
15. In the third section of the book, what school does Griffin visit?
(a) The University of New Orleans.
(b) Tulane University.
(c) Dillard University.
(d) Xavier University of Louisiana.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is Griffin treated by the first black people he meets?
2. What emotion does Griffin have at the end of the second section of the book?
3. After lunch with Sterling, where is the first place Griffin visits?
4. How does Griffin decide to react if anyone asks him who he is during his journey?
5. What is the name of the public space that Griffin sits down in after his walk, during the third section of the book?
This section contains 626 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)