Invisible Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mr. Norton explain the day's events?
(a) He has no explanation.
(b) He claims the narrator took advantage of his (Norton's) illness
(c) He says the trip was the narrator's idea.
(d) He says the narrator was not responsible.

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

3. What revelation does the "Tom Show" provide for Ellison?
(a) It convinces him that history cannot be changed.
(b) It shows him that history is a part of the present
(c) It convinces him that history will be repeated
(d) It reveals the futility of fighting agains the majority.

4. According to Reverend Barbee, why does Dr. Bledsoe enjoy a position of apparent power?
(a) The Founder told Reverend Barbee that Bledsoe deserved the position.
(b) The Founder and Bledsoe were related.
(c) Dr. Bledsoe had performed favors for the Founder.
(d) The Founder, with his dying breath, asked Bledsoe to continue in his leadership

5. Dr. Bledsoe is preoccupied with what?
(a) getting even
(b) preventing Mr. Norton from expelling the narrator
(c) keeping his position
(d) power

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does the narrator regard Mr. Bledsoe?

3. What is ironic about Trueblood's situation?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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