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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. With what animal does the narrator compare Brother Jack?
(a) a snake
(b) a toy bull terrior
(c) a bull dog
(d) a wolf
2. Of what do the men in the bar in Chapter 20 accuse the narrator?
(a) of betraying the Brotherhood
(b) of neglecting his duties
(c) of forgetting his
(d) Of getting White Fever
3. What kind of day is it on the day of Clifton's funeral?
(a) Hot and humid
(b) Cold and windy
(c) warm and exhilarating
(d) Cold and rainy
4. Why does the narrator decide against using Emma in his plans?
(a) She was too close to Jack
(b) She is too knowledgable in the art of intrigue and would figure out what he was doing
(c) She would probably not be willing to go against the party
(d) She has her own agenda
5. 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 laughs at the dolls
(d) He calls the police
6. What does the narrator notice at the funeral that he would like to exploit?
(a) The absence of the Brotherhood
(b) The large attendance on the part of the youth`
(c) The carelessness of the policemen
(d) The tension of the crowd
7. What do the yams symbolize?
(a) The narrator's ability to please himself
(b) The narrator's future
(c) The purity of the old south
(d) The narrator's past
8. What is in the narrator's briefcase?
(a) his green spectacles
(b) his cash
(c) Mary's bank
(d) a white hat
9. What apparent warning meets the narrator upon his return to Harlem
(a) sounds of distant shouting
(b) falling bird droppings
(c) breaking glass
(d) The red light on the church spire
10. 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 narrator's refusal to conduct business the way Westrum wanted it.
(c) The repeated meetings with Hambro
(d) The article in a magazine that resulted from a personal interview with the narrator
11. The narrator becomes dizzy at the thought that true saviors might actually be where?
(a) outside history
(b) disguised in the literature books
(c) crippled within the limits of organizations
(d) in the history books
12. How is the narrator's preparations for the evening with Sybil ironic?
(a) The evening would be a disaster anyway
(b) Sybil had already made her own preparations
(c) He tries to copy Rinehart whom he has never actually seen.
(d) Sybil would be useless to him.
13. The narrator believes the Brotherhood will destroy itself. Why?
(a) Because it is blind to its own lack of real purpose
(b) Because it is hurting the people it pretends to help
(c) Because the members are fighting among themselves
(d) Because it has no real direction
14. When is a person most invisible?
(a) When he refuses to mingle with the group
(b) When he simply accepts the rule of the group
(c) When his social group decides to ignore him.
(d) When he exists outside of history
15. How does the narrator get out of playing along in Sybil's rape fantasy?
(a) Explains that his interest is political
(b) Tells her that he is being watched
(c) Explains that he cannot perform
(d) Drinks with her until she passes out
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the figurine symbolize?
2. What fault does Emma find with the narrator?
3. What does the narrator spontaneously decide to buy?
4. What does Brother Tarp give the narrator in Chapter 18?
5. Upon the narrator's return to Harlem, he learns which of the following individuals has disappeared from the Brotherhood?
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