Invisible Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The main conflict of Ellison's original story revolves around
(a) racial tension
(b) problems associated with war
(c) national poverty
(d) imperialism

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

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

5. Why does the Reverend Barbee trip over Dr. Bledsoe?
(a) Reverend Barbee is blind.
(b) Someone distracts Reverend Barbee
(c) Reverend Barbee isn't watching where he is going.
(d) Dr. Bledsoe forgets to pull his legs back

Short Answer Questions

1. What truth does the vet tell to the narrator that the narrator does not yet understand?

2. What does the narrator recall having been given instead of a cigarette?

3. What does the narrator credit for his "call to action"?

4. What do some of the black men carry?

5. Ellison's original story was written about which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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