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. What group of society is represented by the white men at the Battle Royal?
(a) Lower class (poor white men)
(b) Educators (professors, scientists)
(c) Leaders (governors, politicians)
(d) Middle upper class (supervisors, lawyers, bankers, etc)

2. What does the narrator feel was his primary fault 20 years earlier?
(a) He was cowardly.
(b) He was too bold.
(c) He was easily confused.
(d) He was naive.

3. Ellison's primary struggle in writing the book was
(a) Allowing the hero to fail
(b) Giving the hero sufficient depth of character
(c) Accepting the concept that nothing could really be done to change society
(d) Finding a way for the hero to succeed.

4. What is ironic about Trueblood's situation?
(a) He receives charity from the whites.
(b) The college wants him to leave.
(c) The college wants him to stay around.
(d) Other men have done the same thing.

5. What does Mr. Norton give to Trueblood?
(a) A lecture on morality
(b) A hundred dollar bill
(c) Nothing
(d) A bottle of whiskey

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What would the narrator like to add to his "hole"?

3. How did the narrator get invited to participate in the Battle Royal?

4. What is most unusual about the narrator's residence?

5. The main conflict of Ellison's original story revolves around

(see the answer key)

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