Invisible Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Ellison, which of the following is true during times of war?
(a) African American soldiers and white soldiers are equal.
(b) African American soldiers are valued less than white soldiers.
(c) African American soldiers are considered heros by other nationalities
(d) African American soldiers have greater stature than white soldiers

2. Why is the narrator offended by the man behind the drugstore counter?
(a) The man wants to see his money before serving him.
(b) The man does not give him what he orders.
(c) The man overcharges him.
(d) The man assumes will order the special of pork chops, grits, one egg, biscuits, and coffee.

3. The narrator considers himself an invisible man because ____________________.
(a) people don't understand him
(b) people refuse to see him with their inner eyes
(c) people can't see him
(d) people subconsciously ignore him

4. What is the vet's final advice to the narrator?
(a) Defy people like Norton
(b) Stay away from people like Mr. Norton
(c) Watch for opportunities to get close to people like Norton
(d) Find ways to manipulate people like Norton

5. Why does the narrator feel disillusioned when looking at the picture of the Founder?
(a) He understands that Mr. Norton is going to expel him.
(b) He realizes that Mr. Norton is the one with the power.
(c) He realizes that Bledsoe is going to abuse his power.
(d) He realizes that he really has no hope of obtaining any power.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator see as he is watching people leave the chapel?

2. The image of the slave owners bidding for a naked girl is

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

4. According to Reverend Barbee, why does Dr. Bledsoe enjoy a position of apparent power?

5. What does the narrator fear is the reason for his inability to get an appointment with the trustees?

(see the answer key)

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