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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When has the narrator made most of his mistakes?
(a) When he has failed to follow orders
(b) When he tried to follow other people's plans
(c) When he has questioned other people's motives
(d) When he has stepped away from the ruling group
2. Why is the narrator unable to say much about Clifton?
(a) Too much about Clifton was negative
(b) He really didn't know much about him
(c) He had been given too little time for the speech
(d) The Brotherhood had limited his topics
3. With what animal does the narrator compare Brother Jack?
(a) a bull dog
(b) a snake
(c) a toy bull terrior
(d) a wolf
4. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
(a) by standing up to them
(b) by parting company with them
(c) by helping his own group take over the leadership positions
(d) by appearing to agree with them
5. What does the narrator notice at the funeral that he would like to exploit?
(a) The tension of the crowd
(b) The carelessness of the policemen
(c) The absence of the Brotherhood
(d) The large attendance on the part of the youth`
6. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
(a) He is blinded by lights
(b) He has to speak from behind a curtain.
(c) The auditorium is too dim.
(d) They are too far away.
7. What surprising development does the narrator experience when he attends a committee meeting?
(a) He is accused of betrayal
(b) He is refused admission
(c) He is ordered to sever his membership
(d) He is urged to speak
8. What does Dupre want to do prior to starting the fire?
(a) contact the newspapers
(b) give people a chance to get their belongings
(c) have the fire department standing by
(d) Make sure the building is evacuated
9. What does Westrum use as evidence that the narrator is only trying to promote himself?
(a) The repeated meetings with Hambro
(b) The narrator's refusal to conduct business the way Westrum wanted it.
(c) The article in a magazine that resulted from a personal interview with the narrator
(d) The chain on the narrator's desk
10. What had the narrator's grandfather learned to accept?
(a) The futility of fighting the ruling majority
(b) The situation placed upon him by whites
(c) The destiny of his race
11. Why does the narrator consider his funeral speech a failure?
(a) He hadn't been able to talk about political issues.
(b) He didn't think about singing the song before the old black man started it
(c) He hadn't been able to inspire the crowd to fight.
(d) He had too little to say to the youth.
12. What truth does the narrator discover about Brother Jack?
(a) He does not really believe in the Brotherhood
(b) He is a pawn of the white people
(c) He is a devotee of Dr. Bledsoe
(d) He has a glass eye
13. What does the narrator spontaneously decide to buy?
(a) a pair of new shoes
(b) a black dancing doll
(c) a new suit
(d) a newspaper in hopes that it will explain recent events
14. Why does the narrator remain in his hole for a long while?
(a) Because he cannot determine his own intentions
(b) Because he is afraid the Brotherhood is still hunting for him
(c) Because he is not able to reach the manhole cover.
(d) Because he was knocked unconscious
15. What horrifying sight does the narrator see as he flees the riot?
(a) The slaughter of blacks by the police
(b) The body of Sybil
(c) Seven naked manniquins hanging over the street
(d) The destruction of his membership
Short Answer Questions
1. When is a person most invisible?
2. What does Brother Tod Clifton do?
3. What happens when the narrator wears the sunglasses?
4. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
5. What assumption does Mary make regarding the source of the $100 given to her by the narrator?
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