Invisible Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the narrator get invited to participate in the Battle Royal?
(a) He thought it was part of the award.
(b) He happened to be at the hotel to give a speech to white men.
(c) He volunteered because it looked interesting.
(d) The people who arranged the speech planned to include him.

2. How is the narrator's invisibility related to his residence?
(a) The whites allow him to stay there because they consider him unimportant.
(b) He lives in a building for whites and uses their electricity because they cannot conceive of his presence.
(c) He is able to come and go without being noticed.
(d) The white residents simply ignore him.

3. What does Trueblood's story suggest about the white men at the jail house?
(a) They were angry and kept him in town as an example of how not to behave.
(b) They were horrified by his story and tried to get him to move.
(c) They didn't believe his story.
(d) They secretly enjoyed hearing his story.

4. What is most unusual about the narrator's residence?
(a) It is in a basement
(b) It is a white apartment house
(c) It is free
(d) It is filled with over 1300 light bulbs

5. What is Trueblood's explanation of the rape of his daughter?
(a) His wife forced him into it.
(b) He confused his wife with his daughter because they were all in the same bed.
(c) He acted in a dream and didn't know what he was doing.
(d) His daughter dliberately seduced him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following represents the narrator's philosophy?

2. The narrator considers himself an invisible man because ____________________.

3. The concept of the character as invisible is symbolic of which of the following conditions?

4. What does the narrator feel was his primary fault 20 years earlier?

5. According to Ellison, for what have African Americans historically had to fight?

(see the answer key)

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