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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does the narrator plan to use to destroy the Brotherhood
(a) Jack himself
(c) Mr. Emerson
(d) Mr. Hambro
2. Through his experiences, what has the narrator learned to value?
3. In Chapter 14, why is Mary cooking cabbage?
(a) The narrator has asked for it.
(b) It's a reminder of the south
(c) It's all she can afford
(d) She thinks it will please the narrator.
4. What surprises the narrator in relation to the riot?
(a) The Brotherhood knew nothing about it.
(b) He had actually been used to help cause it.
(c) The Brotherhood had instigated it.
(d) It was the inevitable end of the politics they had been preaching.
5. 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 urged to speak
(d) He is refused admission
6. When has the narrator made most of his mistakes?
(a) When he has failed to follow orders
(b) When he has questioned other people's motives
(c) When he has stepped away from the ruling group
(d) When he tried to follow other people's plans
7. 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.
8. Who had predicted the narrator's relationship with the white woman?
(a) Brother Hambro
(b) Dr. Bledsoe
(c) Brother Jack
(d) The veteran doctor at the Golden Day
9. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
(a) He has to speak from behind a curtain.
(b) The auditorium is too dim.
(c) He is blinded by lights
(d) They are too far away.
10. What does Brother Tod Clifton do?
(a) He is a fanatic ideologies who teaches newcomers.
(b) lead the youth of the Brotherhood
(c) He is a black nationalist
(d) He is a minister
11. What is it that people like Jack, Bledsoe and Norton have refused to do?
(a) Recognize the uncontrollable power of a group
(b) Recognize the importance of each individual
(c) Recognize equality among all individuals
(d) Recognize the American identity of all of her people
12. What do the yams symbolize?
(a) The narrator's past
(b) The narrator's future
(c) The narrator's ability to please himself
(d) The purity of the old south
13. What is happening in Harlem?
(a) The Brotherhood has taken over.
(b) The community is in a riot
(c) The people have burned down the district office
(d) The police have taken over.
14. What horrifying sight does the narrator see as he flees the riot?
(a) The slaughter of blacks by the police
(b) The destruction of his membership
(c) Seven naked manniquins hanging over the street
(d) The body of Sybil
15. How does the narrator react to the dolls that are being sold by Clifton?
(a) He purchases a doll
(b) He spits on one of the dolls
(c) He calls the police
(d) He laughs at the dolls
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose words does the narrator contemplate as proof that he can have two identities and still be successful?
2. After whom does the narrator say he wants to pattern himself?
3. When is a person most invisible?
4. What is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
5. Why does the narrator go to the white woman's apartment in Chapter 19?
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