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. Why does the vet want the narrator to hear his story?
(a) So the narrator will persuade Mr. Norton to give a donation
(b) So the narrator will return to the Golden Day
(c) So the narrator will take up the cause of the vets
(d) So the narrator will not become another casualty

2. When was the introduction of the novel written?
(a) 30 years after the text itself
(b) Sporadically during the writing of the story
(c) Immediately after finishing the story.
(d) Before the text of the story

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

4. The concept of the character as invisible is symbolic of which of the following conditions?
(a) The character has deliberately denied his true place in society.
(b) Whites are morally blind to the checks and balances imposed on the African Americans.
(c) The character does not understand the truth of his situation.
(d) There are so many people like the hero that no one notices them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Trueblood's story suggest about the white men at the jail house?

2. How does the vet react when Mr. Norton tries to explain his interest in the college?

3. Which of the following two concepts, in combination, does Ellison see as a "raft of hope."

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

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

(see the answer key)

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