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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following is true about the narrator's position within the Brotherhood?
(a) He has earned a lot of respect and status
(b) He is actually powerless
(c) He is secretly admired
(d) He is an accepted leader
2. Why does the narrator remain in his hole for a long while?
(a) Because he cannot determine his own intentions
(b) Because he is not able to reach the manhole cover.
(c) Because he is afraid the Brotherhood is still hunting for him
(d) Because he was knocked unconscious
3. What does Dupre want to do prior to starting the fire?
(a) have the fire department standing by
(b) give people a chance to get their belongings
(c) Make sure the building is evacuated
(d) contact the newspapers
4. What makes the narrator think that his night with the white woman was a trap?
(a) Other women seem to want to
(b) He dimly remembers the appearance of another man
(c) The woman does not want him to return
(d) The Brotherhood is mysteriously silent regarding his activities
5. For whom does the Brotherhood claim to work?
(a) all people
(b) Black people
(c) Those of their own party
(d) White people
6. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
(a) a picture
(b) pork sausage and grits
(c) a yam
(d) a newspaper
7. What does the narrator spontaneously decide to buy?
(a) a pair of new shoes
(b) a new suit
(c) a black dancing doll
(d) a newspaper in hopes that it will explain recent events
8. Who does the narrator plan to use to destroy the Brotherhood
(a) Jack himself
(b) Mr. Emerson
(c) Mr. Hambro
9. What is happening in Harlem?
(a) The community is in a riot
(b) The people have burned down the district office
(c) The police have taken over.
(d) The Brotherhood has taken over.
10. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
(c) drug dealing
11. How does the Brotherhood regard Clifton?
(a) As a faceless member
(b) As a martyr
(c) As a traitor
(d) As a hero
12. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
(a) as a personal hobby that the narrator should have ignored
(b) as ridiculous and overpriced
(c) as an unauthorized act of independence
(d) as a racial slur
13. When the woman says the narrator's voice is "primitive," she actually intends the statement as
(a) a gesture of seduction
(b) a compliment
(c) a word of advice
(d) an insult
14. What is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
(a) a famous boxer lost his sight
(b) people of both colors gather there
(c) a crooked politician had been exposed
(d) a famous black speaker was killed there
15. What apparent warning meets the narrator upon his return to Harlem
(a) breaking glass
(b) falling bird droppings
(c) The red light on the church spire
(d) sounds of distant shouting
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the narrator consider his funeral speech a failure?
2. Why does the narrator run after making his speech on behalf of the elderly couple?
3. What does the unnamed man at the party ask the narrator to do?
4. Brother Jack wants the narrator to avoid underestimating what?
5. What is ironic about the narrator's dance with Emma?
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