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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Chapter 14, why is Mary cooking cabbage?
(a) She thinks it will please the narrator.
(b) The narrator has asked for it.
(c) It's all she can afford
(d) It's a reminder of the south
2. How does the Brotherhood regard Clifton?
(a) As a martyr
(b) As a faceless member
(c) As a hero
(d) As a traitor
3. What realization does the narrator have in Chapter 21?
(a) That the members of the crowd are individuals
(b) That the Brotherhood does not really care about people
(c) That the Brotherhood has its own agenda
(d) That the Brotherhood is just using him.
4. How does the audience react to the narrator's speech?
(a) He is booed
(b) He is cheered
(c) They sit in stunned silence
(d) They get up and leave.
5. What decision does the narrator accept for the time period that will be needed to clear the charges against him?
(a) He decides to go out on his own.
(b) He agrees to speak on the Woman Question
(c) He insist on the continuation of his activities
(d) He agrees to become inactive
6. 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 Westrum
(d) Brother Hambro
7. The narrator wants Clifton's funeral to focus on which of the following?
(a) what his loss will mean to the Brotherhood
(b) The meaning of his life
(c) His accomplishments as part of the Brotherhood
(d) The acts that led to his death
8. What do the yams symbolize?
(a) The narrator's ability to please himself
(b) The narrator's past
(c) The narrator's future
(d) The purity of the old south
9. 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) She has no clue regarding the political purpose of the Brotherhood
(d) He pretends he is trying to seduce her, but she doesn't resist.
10. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
(a) by appearing to agree with them
(b) by helping his own group take over the leadership positions
(c) by standing up to them
(d) by parting company with them
11. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
(a) a picture
(b) a newspaper
(c) pork sausage and grits
(d) a yam
12. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
(a) to meet with Westrum
(b) Back to addressing the woman questions
(c) Back to his apartment at the men's center
(d) Back to Brother Hambro for more indoctrination sessions
13. What kind of day is it on the day of Clifton's funeral?
(a) Cold and windy
(b) warm and exhilarating
(c) Hot and humid
(d) Cold and rainy
14. What does the narrator spontaneously decide to buy?
(a) a black dancing doll
(b) a newspaper in hopes that it will explain recent events
(c) a new suit
(d) a pair of new shoes
15. Why is the narrator unable to say much about Clifton?
(a) He had been given too little time for the speech
(b) He really didn't know much about him
(c) The Brotherhood had limited his topics
(d) Too much about Clifton was negative
Short Answer Questions
1. What truth is revealed about the Brotherhood in Chapter 22?
2. What does Brother Tod Clifton do?
3. What does the narrator discover about Jack?
4. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
5. How does the narrator portray himself at the end of Chapter 22?
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