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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
(d) drug dealing
2. What fault does Emma find with the narrator?
(a) He has no money to contribute
(b) He probably won't fit in with the group
(c) He is too indecisive
(d) He isn't black enough.
3. What realization does the narrator have in Chapter 21?
(a) That the Brotherhood has its own agenda
(b) That the Brotherhood is just using him.
(c) That the Brotherhood does not really care about people
(d) That the members of the crowd are individuals
4. After whom does the narrator say he wants to pattern himself?
(a) Dr, Bledsoe
(b) The Founder
(c) Mr. Norton
(d) Booker T Washington
5. What vision comes to the narrator's mind when he sees the elderly couple being evicted?
(a) His mother hanging out the wash
(b) Mr. Trueblood's two pregnant women
(c) His grandfather on his death bed
(d) the Battle Royal
6. In Chapter 14, why is Mary cooking cabbage?
(a) The narrator has asked for it.
(b) She thinks it will please the narrator.
(c) It's all she can afford
(d) It's a reminder of the south
7. How does the narrator portray himself at the end of Chapter 22?
(a) As humbled and obedient
(b) As proud and defiant
(c) As determined and bold
(d) As confused and frustrated
8. Why is Brother Westrum opposed to the piece of chain on the narrator's desk?
(a) Because it shows a tendency to cling to the past
(b) Because it shows difference instead of unity
(c) Because it is a reminder of slavery
(d) Because it symbolically denies the possibility of equality
9. 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) He pretends he is trying to seduce her, but she doesn't resist.
(d) She has no clue regarding the political purpose of the Brotherhood
10. 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 urged to speak
(d) He is accused of betrayal
11. The narrator has learned that a person must approach the world with
(a) subtlety and reserve
(b) determination and courage
(c) intelligence and ingenuity
(d) Both love and hate
12. When is a person most invisible?
(a) When he exists outside of history
(b) When he refuses to mingle with the group
(c) When his social group decides to ignore him.
(d) When he simply accepts the rule of the group
13. What is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
(a) a crooked politician had been exposed
(b) people of both colors gather there
(c) a famous black speaker was killed there
(d) a famous boxer lost his sight
14. The narrator becomes dizzy at the thought that true saviors might actually be where?
(a) in the history books
(b) outside history
(c) disguised in the literature books
(d) crippled within the limits of organizations
15. How does the narrator get out of playing along in Sybil's rape fantasy?
(a) Tells her that he is being watched
(b) Drinks with her until she passes out
(c) Explains that his interest is political
(d) Explains that he cannot perform
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator discover about Jack?
2. Of what do the men in the bar in Chapter 20 accuse the narrator?
3. How is the narrator's preparations for the evening with Sybil ironic?
4. For whom does the Brotherhood claim to work?
5. Who does the narrator plan to use to destroy the Brotherhood
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