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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What decision does the narrator accept for the time period that will be needed to clear the charges against him?
(a) He insist on the continuation of his activities
(b) He agrees to become inactive
(c) He agrees to speak on the Woman Question
(d) He decides to go out on his own.
2. 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
3. For whom does the Brotherhood claim to work?
(a) all people
(b) White people
(c) Black people
(d) Those of their own party
4. What truth does the narrator discover about Brother Jack?
(a) He is a devotee of Dr. Bledsoe
(b) He does not really believe in the Brotherhood
(c) He has a glass eye
(d) He is a pawn of the white people
5. What object does Mary own that the narrator finds offensive?
(a) a bank in the shape of a black figurine
(b) a figurine of a white leader
(c) a mask used in black rituals
(d) a distorted figurine of a black leader
6. When has the narrator made most of his mistakes?
(a) When he has stepped away from the ruling group
(b) When he has questioned other people's motives
(c) When he tried to follow other people's plans
(d) When he has failed to follow orders
7. What is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
(a) people of both colors gather there
(b) a famous boxer lost his sight
(c) a famous black speaker was killed there
(d) a crooked politician had been exposed
8. Why do certain members of the Brotherhood consider that narrator's speech unsatisfactory?
(a) The logical arguments were faulty
(b) The narrator used science and rationalization instead of real feeling
(c) It was too cold and general
(d) It was too emotional
9. 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
10. The narrator wants Clifton's funeral to focus on which of the following?
(a) His accomplishments as part of the Brotherhood
(b) The acts that led to his death
(c) what his loss will mean to the Brotherhood
(d) The meaning of his life
11. What does Westrum use as evidence that the narrator is only trying to promote himself?
(a) The repeated meetings with Hambro
(b) The chain on the narrator's desk
(c) The article in a magazine that resulted from a personal interview with the narrator
(d) The narrator's refusal to conduct business the way Westrum wanted it.
12. What surprising development does the narrator experience when he attends a committee meeting?
(a) He is ordered to sever his membership
(b) He is refused admission
(c) He is accused of betrayal
(d) He is urged to speak
13. Why does the narrator try to hide the figurine from Mary?
(a) Because he thinks it is unworthy of her
(b) Because he wants to take it to the Brotherhood
(c) Because he has broken it
(d) Because he is trying to steal it
14. What is ironic about the narrator's dance with Emma?
(a) The veteran doctor had predicted that the narrator would dance with a white woman.
(b) He is the only black man she dances with at the party.
(c) He had at first refused the offer to dance with her.
(d) She is the first white woman he ever danced with.
15. What apparent warning meets the narrator upon his return to Harlem
(a) The red light on the church spire
(b) sounds of distant shouting
(c) falling bird droppings
(d) breaking glass
Short Answer Questions
1. How is the narrator's preparations for the evening with Sybil ironic?
2. How does the audience react to the narrator's speech?
3. What does the narrator notice at the funeral that he would like to exploit?
4. What does the narrator discover about Jack?
5. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
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