Invisible Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Ellison, for what have African Americans historically had to fight?
(a) Their freedoms
(b) The right to fight
(c) The right for fair employment
(d) The right for education

2. What kind of speeches has the narrator given from the stage in the chapel?
(a) Speeches that flattered the whites.
(b) Speeches that expressed his frustration in cultural symbolism.
(c) Genuine speeches that expressed how he felt.
(d) Phony speeches with notes supplied by white men.

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

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

5. The veteran doctor claims to have been beaten for what?
(a) returning to the states
(b) failing to fulfil his duty
(c) getting drunk
(d) saving a life

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the introduction of the novel written?

2. What two groups of people must pay the price for being irresponsible?

3. How does the narrator's grandfather regard his own meekness?

4. Why does the Reverend Barbee trip over Dr. Bledsoe?

5. What is the real purpose of the Reverend's speech?

(see the answer key)

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