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. What does Trueblood's story suggest about the white men at the jail house?
(a) They were horrified by his story and tried to get him to move.
(b) They secretly enjoyed hearing his story.
(c) They were angry and kept him in town as an example of how not to behave.
(d) They didn't believe his story.

2. Why does the narrator feel disillusioned when looking at the picture of the Founder?
(a) He realizes that he really has no hope of obtaining any power.
(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 understands that Mr. Norton is going to expel him.

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

4. How does the narrator get past the drunken vet in the road?
(a) He claims to be someone of importance.
(b) He pretends he is about to run over the vet.
(c) He pays the vet a bribe.
(d) He tells him he has General Pershing in the car.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the narrator try to hide the figurine from Mary?

2. What assumption does Mary make regarding the source of the $100 given to her by the narrator?

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

4. What is the narrator's explanation for taking Mr. Norton to the Golden Day?

5. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?

(see the answer key)

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