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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does the narrator go to the white woman's apartment in Chapter 19?
(a) to discuss ideologies
(b) to seduce her
(c) because she has seduced him
(d) to meet her husband
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. What is it that people like Jack, Bledsoe and Norton have refused to do?
(a) Recognize the American identity of all of her people
(b) Recognize the importance of each individual
(c) Recognize the uncontrollable power of a group
(d) Recognize equality among all individuals
5. What truth does the narrator discover about Brother Jack?
(a) He is a pawn of the white people
(b) He has a glass eye
(c) He is a devotee of Dr. Bledsoe
(d) He does not really believe in the Brotherhood
6. What time of day does Brother Jack meet the narrator in the beginning of Chapter 17
(a) 5:00 PM
(b) early in the morning
7. Who does the narrator plan to use to destroy the Brotherhood
(a) Jack himself
(b) Mr. Emerson
(d) Mr. Hambro
8. The narrator becomes dizzy at the thought that true saviors might actually be where?
(a) crippled within the limits of organizations
(b) disguised in the literature books
(c) outside history
(d) in the history books
9. What does the unnamed man at the party ask the narrator to do?
(b) sign a commitment
(c) sing a spiritual
(d) give a speech
10. What surprises the narrator in relation to the riot?
(a) The Brotherhood had instigated it.
(b) The Brotherhood knew nothing about it.
(c) He had actually been used to help cause it.
(d) It was the inevitable end of the politics they had been preaching.
11. 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 crooked politician had been exposed
(d) a famous boxer lost his sight
12. What kind of day is it on the day of Clifton's funeral?
(a) Cold and windy
(b) warm and exhilarating
(c) Cold and rainy
(d) Hot and humid
13. What assumption does Mary make regarding the source of the $100 given to her by the narrator?
(a) That he was selling drugs
(b) That he got it by playing the lottery
(c) That the Brotherhood gave it to him.
(d) That he earned it through employment
14. 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
15. What truth is revealed about the Brotherhood in Chapter 22?
(a) That they are really only interested in black people
(b) That they have no real purpose
(c) That their goal is to use black politics to further their own interests
(d) That they care nothing about the people
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose words does the narrator contemplate as proof that he can have two identities and still be successful?
2. Why does the narrator run after making his speech on behalf of the elderly couple?
3. What does Brother Tod Clifton do?
4. Why does the narrator try to hide the figurine from Mary?
5. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
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