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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is the narrator unable to say much about Clifton?
(a) The Brotherhood had limited his topics
(b) Too much about Clifton was negative
(c) He had been given too little time for the speech
(d) He really didn't know much about him
2. What do the yams symbolize?
(a) The purity of the old south
(b) The narrator's future
(c) The narrator's past
(d) The narrator's ability to please himself
3. Through his experiences, what has the narrator learned to value?
4. Upon the narrator's return to Harlem, he learns which of the following individuals has disappeared from the Brotherhood?
(a) Brother Westrum
(b) Brother Clifton
(c) Brother Jack
(d) Brother Hambro
5. The narrator believes the Brotherhood will destroy itself. Why?
(a) Because it is hurting the people it pretends to help
(b) Because it is blind to its own lack of real purpose
(c) Because the members are fighting among themselves
(d) Because it has no real direction
6. What is in the narrator's briefcase?
(a) his green spectacles
(b) Mary's bank
(c) his cash
(d) a white hat
7. What object does Mary own that the narrator finds offensive?
(a) a figurine of a white leader
(b) a mask used in black rituals
(c) a distorted figurine of a black leader
(d) a bank in the shape of a black figurine
8. 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 a reminder of the south
(d) It's all she can afford
9. What surprising development does the narrator experience when he attends a committee meeting?
(a) He is ordered to sever his membership
(b) He is accused of betrayal
(c) He is refused admission
(d) He is urged to speak
10. What is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
(a) a famous black speaker was killed there
(b) people of both colors gather there
(c) a famous boxer lost his sight
(d) a crooked politician had been exposed
11. When the woman says the narrator's voice is "primitive," she actually intends the statement as
(a) an insult
(b) a word of advice
(c) a gesture of seduction
(d) a compliment
12. What is ironic about the narrator's dance with Emma?
(a) He is the only black man she dances with at the party.
(b) She is the first white woman he ever danced with.
(c) The veteran doctor had predicted that the narrator would dance with a white woman.
(d) He had at first refused the offer to dance with her.
13. Why was Brother Tarp on a chain gang?
(a) Because he had lied to white people
(b) Because he had betrayed his people
(c) Because he had betrayed his white master
(d) Because he had dared to say the word no.
14. With what animal does the narrator compare Brother Jack?
(a) a wolf
(b) a bull dog
(c) a snake
(d) a toy bull terrior
15. What does the unnamed man at the party ask the narrator to do?
(a) sign a commitment
(b) sing a spiritual
(c) give a speech
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the narrator decide against using Emma in his plans?
2. What does the narrator notice at the funeral that he would like to exploit?
3. What happens when the narrator wears the sunglasses?
4. How does the narrator react to the dolls that are being sold by Clifton?
5. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
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