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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the topic of the narrator's graduation day speech?
(b) Racial pride
2. The image of the slave owners bidding for a naked girl is
(a) something the narrator recalls from his childhood
(b) a picture the narrator had seen in a book
(c) a vison induced by marijuana
(d) something that happened to the narrator's father
3. What is ironic about Trueblood's situation?
(a) The college wants him to stay around.
(b) Other men have done the same thing.
(c) He receives charity from the whites.
(d) The college wants him to leave.
4. Dr. Bledsoe is preoccupied with what?
(a) preventing Mr. Norton from expelling the narrator
(b) keeping his position
(d) getting even
5. What does the narrator notice about the whites in the city?
(a) They are rude to him.
(b) The hardly seem to notice him.
(c) They appear to be making fun of him.
(d) They are very nice to him.
6. In addition to his memories, what else has the narrator lost?
(a) his fear
(b) his cash
(c) his strength
(d) his motivation
7. The narrator's need to give speeches is an example of what literary device?
(d) audio imagery
8. What does the narrator credit for his "call to action"?
(b) his vision
(d) the girl in his dream
9. According to the vet, what does a white woman symbolize?
10. The narrator's pondering of his upcoming punishment is an example of what literary device?
11. What does the narrator recall having been given instead of a cigarette?
(c) a cigar
(d) a beating
12. What would the narrator like to add to his "hole"?
(a) a TV set
(b) a kitchen
(c) a phonograph player
(d) four more radio-phonographs
13. In spite of losing his identity, what does the narrator retain?
(a) an urgency to find a job
(b) the memory of Mr. Norton
(c) a desire for revenge
(d) his naive outlook on life
14. How do the boys react to the naked girl?
(a) They are amused
(b) They are fascinated.
(c) They are embarrassed.
(d) They become angry.
15. What does the cord in chapter 11 symbolize?
Short Answer Questions
1. When was the introduction of the novel written?
2. What is most unusual about the narrator's residence?
3. What does the man in Emerson's office imply after reading the letter given him by the narrator?
4. Why does the narrator feel disillusioned when looking at the picture of the Founder?
5. What does Dr. Bledsoe call the narrator?
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