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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
(a) a crooked politician had been exposed
(b) people of both colors gather there
(c) a famous black speaker was killed there
(d) a famous boxer lost his sight
2. Upon the narrator's return to Harlem, he learns which of the following individuals has disappeared from the Brotherhood?
(a) Brother Clifton
(b) Brother Jack
(c) Brother Hambro
(d) Brother Westrum
3. When has the narrator made most of his mistakes?
(a) When he has failed to follow orders
(b) When he has questioned other people's motives
(c) When he tried to follow other people's plans
(d) When he has stepped away from the ruling group
4. When the woman says the narrator's voice is "primitive," she actually intends the statement as
(a) a word of advice
(b) a compliment
(c) an insult
(d) a gesture of seduction
5. What does Brother Tod Clifton do?
(a) He is a minister
(b) He is a black nationalist
(c) lead the youth of the Brotherhood
(d) He is a fanatic ideologies who teaches newcomers.
6. What fault does Emma find with the narrator?
(a) He has no money to contribute
(b) He probably won't fit in with the group
(c) He is too indecisive
(d) He isn't black enough.
7. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
(a) to meet with Westrum
(b) Back to Brother Hambro for more indoctrination sessions
(c) Back to his apartment at the men's center
(d) Back to addressing the woman questions
8. What does Westrum use as evidence that the narrator is only trying to promote himself?
(a) The repeated meetings with Hambro
(b) The article in a magazine that resulted from a personal interview with the narrator
(c) The chain on the narrator's desk
(d) The narrator's refusal to conduct business the way Westrum wanted it.
9. Who had predicted the narrator's relationship with the white woman?
(a) Dr. Bledsoe
(b) Brother Jack
(c) Brother Hambro
(d) The veteran doctor at the Golden Day
10. Why does the narrator consider his funeral speech a failure?
(a) He hadn't been able to talk about political issues.
(b) He hadn't been able to inspire the crowd to fight.
(c) He had too little to say to the youth.
(d) He didn't think about singing the song before the old black man started it
11. After whom does the narrator say he wants to pattern himself?
(a) The Founder
(b) Mr. Norton
(c) Booker T Washington
(d) Dr, Bledsoe
12. Why do certain members of the Brotherhood consider that narrator's speech unsatisfactory?
(a) The narrator used science and rationalization instead of real feeling
(b) The logical arguments were faulty
(c) It was too emotional
(d) It was too cold and general
13. The narrator wants Clifton's funeral to focus on which of the following?
(a) His accomplishments as part of the Brotherhood
(b) The acts that led to his death
(c) what his loss will mean to the Brotherhood
(d) The meaning of his life
14. What does the figurine symbolize?
15. For whom does the Brotherhood claim to work?
(a) all people
(b) White people
(c) Those of their own party
(d) Black people
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is true about the narrator's position within the Brotherhood?
2. What surprising development does the narrator experience when he attends a committee meeting?
3. What does the narrator discover about Jack?
4. When is a person most invisible?
5. Why is the narrator unable to say much about Clifton?
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