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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 25.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Whose words does the narrator contemplate as proof that he can have two identities and still be successful?
(a) His grandfather's words
(b) The words of Frederick Douglass
(c) The words of Dr. Bledsoe
(d) The words of Saul and Paul
2. Why does Mr. Bledsoe compose his face into a bland mask?
(a) He doesn't want the narrator to realize how upset he is.
(b) He wants to see Mr. Norton's reaction before revealing his own feelings.
(c) He wants to hide the fact that he is angry with Mr. Norton.
(d) He doesn't want Mr. Norton to know he is angry with the narrator.
3. What is ironic about the narrator's dance with Emma?
(a) The veteran doctor had predicted that the narrator would dance with a white woman.
(b) He had at first refused the offer to dance with her.
(c) She is the first white woman he ever danced with.
(d) He is the only black man she dances with at the party.
4. What is happening in Harlem?
(a) The Brotherhood has taken over.
(b) The police have taken over.
(c) The community is in a riot
(d) The people have burned down the district office
5. 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) There are so many people like the hero that no one notices them.
(c) The character does not understand the truth of his situation.
(d) The character has deliberately denied his true place in society.
Short Answer Questions
1. What mistake does the narrator make at Liberty Paints?
2. What does the doctor mean when he says they "picked poor robin clean"?
3. Why do certain members of the Brotherhood consider that narrator's speech unsatisfactory?
4. What vision comes to the narrator's mind when he sees the elderly couple being evicted?
5. What, ironically, makes the narrator's white bosses distrustful of him?
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