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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Whose words does the narrator contemplate as proof that he can have two identities and still be successful?
(a) His grandfather's words
(b) The words of Dr. Bledsoe
(c) The words of Saul and Paul
(d) The words of Frederick Douglass
2. Who is Rinehart?
(a) a gambler
(b) a runner
(c) A mysterious man with many roles
(d) a preacher
3. What does Westrum use as evidence that the narrator is only trying to promote himself?
(a) The chain on the narrator's desk
(b) The article in a magazine that resulted from a personal interview with the narrator
(c) The narrator's refusal to conduct business the way Westrum wanted it.
(d) The repeated meetings with Hambro
4. What is happening in Harlem?
(a) The police have taken over.
(b) The people have burned down the district office
(c) The community is in a riot
(d) The Brotherhood has taken over.
5. What is in the narrator's briefcase?
(a) a white hat
(b) his green spectacles
(c) Mary's bank
(d) his cash
6. What awakens the narrator in Chapter 15?
(a) The sound of people talking.
(b) The smell of breakfast cooking.
(c) People banging on the steam line because there is no heat.
(d) Someone pounding at the door.
7. Why is Brother Westrum opposed to the piece of chain on the narrator's desk?
(a) Because it is a reminder of slavery
(b) Because it symbolically denies the possibility of equality
(c) Because it shows difference instead of unity
(d) Because it shows a tendency to cling to the past
8. How does the Brotherhood regard Clifton?
(a) As a traitor
(b) As a faceless member
(c) As a martyr
(d) As a hero
9. What surprises the narrator in relation to the riot?
(a) He had actually been used to help cause it.
(b) It was the inevitable end of the politics they had been preaching.
(c) The Brotherhood had instigated it.
(d) The Brotherhood knew nothing about it.
10. How does the audience react to the narrator's speech?
(a) They sit in stunned silence
(b) He is cheered
(c) He is booed
(d) They get up and leave.
11. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
(a) a newspaper
(b) a picture
(c) a yam
(d) pork sausage and grits
12. The narrator wants to learn everything he can about the Brotherhood in order to
(a) Use it to achieve power for himself
(b) Use it to create equality for black people
(c) Use it to restore those who have been dispossessed
(d) Use it as a means to get even with Bledsoe
13. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
(a) as a personal hobby that the narrator should have ignored
(b) as a racial slur
(c) as an unauthorized act of independence
(d) as ridiculous and overpriced
14. Why is the narrator unable to say much about Clifton?
(a) He really didn't know much about him
(b) Too much about Clifton was negative
(c) The Brotherhood had limited his topics
(d) He had been given too little time for the speech
15. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
(b) drug dealing
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Brother Tarp give the narrator in Chapter 18?
2. What does the narrator discover when he gets to the woman's apartment?
3. What does the narrator discover about Jack?
4. In Chapter 14, why is Mary cooking cabbage?
5. What does Dupre want to do prior to starting the fire?
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