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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What makes the narrator think that his night with the white woman was a trap?
(a) The Brotherhood is mysteriously silent regarding his activities
(b) Other women seem to want to
(c) He dimly remembers the appearance of another man
(d) The woman does not want him to return
2. To what does Ras the Exhorter primarily object?
(a) The narrator's street corner approach
(b) The mixing of black and white
(c) The idea of a black man speaking out for white people
(d) Clifton's methods of leading the youth
3. What realization does the narrator have in Chapter 21?
(a) That the Brotherhood is just using him.
(b) That the Brotherhood does not really care about people
(c) That the members of the crowd are individuals
(d) That the Brotherhood has its own agenda
4. Why is Brother Westrum opposed to the piece of chain on the narrator's desk?
(a) Because it shows difference instead of unity
(b) Because it shows a tendency to cling to the past
(c) Because it symbolically denies the possibility of equality
(d) Because it is a reminder of slavery
5. Why does the narrator go to the white woman's apartment in Chapter 19?
(a) to seduce her
(b) because she has seduced him
(c) to meet her husband
(d) to discuss ideologies
6. What happens when the narrator wears the sunglasses?
(a) People cannot identify him
(b) People think he is Rinehart
(c) The bartender kicks him out for possession of a knife
(d) People think is is Brother Maceo
7. What apparent warning meets the narrator upon his return to Harlem
(a) falling bird droppings
(b) sounds of distant shouting
(c) The red light on the church spire
(d) breaking glass
8. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
(a) drug dealing
9. What assumption does Mary make regarding the source of the $100 given to her by the narrator?
(a) That he got it by playing the lottery
(b) That he earned it through employment
(c) That he was selling drugs
(d) That the Brotherhood gave it to him.
10. How does the narrator's meeting with Sybil backfire?
(a) She wants to help him, but expects to share in his success
(b) She is planning to tell Jack about his actions
(c) He pretends he is trying to seduce her, but she doesn't resist.
(d) She has no clue regarding the political purpose of the Brotherhood
11. What awakens the narrator in Chapter 15?
(a) The smell of breakfast cooking.
(b) People banging on the steam line because there is no heat.
(c) The sound of people talking.
(d) Someone pounding at the door.
12. Why does the narrator decide against using Emma in his plans?
(a) She has her own agenda
(b) She was too close to Jack
(c) She would probably not be willing to go against the party
(d) She is too knowledgable in the art of intrigue and would figure out what he was doing
13. What do the elderly couple want to do that the marshals deny them?
(a) Give their belongings to people in the crowd
(b) Return to the apartment for something they forgot
(c) Return to the apartment for a last prayer
(d) Remain in their apartment
14. What does Dupre want to do prior to starting the fire?
(a) give people a chance to get their belongings
(b) contact the newspapers
(c) Make sure the building is evacuated
(d) have the fire department standing by
15. What does the narrator discover when he gets to the woman's apartment?
(a) the woman is divorced
(b) Her husband is away
(c) her husband is dead
(d) the woman is single
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
2. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
3. What truth does the narrator discover about Brother Jack?
4. Why does the narrator run after making his speech on behalf of the elderly couple?
5. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
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