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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator recall having been given instead of a cigarette?
(a) a cigar
(b) a beating
(c) marijuana
(d) liquor

2. 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 return to the Golden Day
(c) So the narrator will persuade Mr. Norton to give a donation
(d) So the narrator will take up the cause of the vets

3. Who else is on the bus to New York?
(a) another student
(b) the veteran doctor
(c) no one
(d) Mr. Trueblood

4. How does the narrator excuse his lack of responsibility?
(a) Responsibility cannot happen without recognition
(b) Because he is invisible, he doesn't know what responsibility to take
(c) No one has ever given him responsibility
(d) The downtrodden should not be expected to assume responsibility

5. What would the narrator like to add to his "hole"?
(a) a phonograph player
(b) a kitchen
(c) four more radio-phonographs
(d) a TV set

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

7. How does the narrator describe the students as they enter the chapel?
(a) They enter with dread and hesitation.
(b) They enter the chapel joyfully.
(c) They enter the chapel with resentment and fear.
(d) They enter with the love a captured people has for their conquerors.

8. According to Ellison, which of the following is important for perseverance?
(a) courage
(b) laughter
(c) tolerance
(d) determination

9. What was the topic of the narrator's graduation day speech?
(a) Courage
(b) Humilty
(c) Racial pride
(d) Equality

10. What does the narrator want to do in Chapter 12?
(a) spend time alone
(b) make speeches
(c) marry Mary Rambo
(d) get a new job

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

12. Ellison's original story was written about which of the following?
(a) An African American pilot
(b) A sharecropper
(c) An African American author
(d) A slave

13. Bledsoe tells the narrator that he should not worry about
(a) being punished
(b) pride and dignity
(c) being kicked out of school
(d) acting like a fool

14. Why does the narrator dump slush on a man's head?
(a) He thinks the man is Bledsoe.
(b) The man insulted him.
(c) The man was preaching nonsense.
(d) The man greeted him with hostility.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Dr. Bledsoe call the narrator?

3. According to Mr. Brockway, what happened when the company tried to replace him?

4. What two groups of people must pay the price for being irresponsible?

5. What does Mr. Norton give to Trueblood?

(see the answer keys)

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