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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
(a) by parting company with them
(b) by helping his own group take over the leadership positions
(c) by standing up to them
(d) by appearing to agree with them
2. Upon the narrator's return to Harlem, he learns which of the following individuals has disappeared from the Brotherhood?
(a) Brother Westrum
(b) Brother Hambro
(c) Brother Clifton
(d) Brother Jack
3. When the woman says the narrator's voice is "primitive," she actually intends the statement as
(a) an insult
(b) a compliment
(c) a word of advice
(d) a gesture of seduction
4. When is a person most invisible?
(a) When he exists outside of history
(b) When his social group decides to ignore him.
(c) When he refuses to mingle with the group
(d) When he simply accepts the rule of the group
5. The narrator believes the Brotherhood will destroy itself. Why?
(a) Because it is blind to its own lack of real purpose
(b) Because it has no real direction
(c) Because the members are fighting among themselves
(d) Because it is hurting the people it pretends to help
6. 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
7. What vision comes to the narrator's mind when he sees the elderly couple being evicted?
(a) His grandfather on his death bed
(b) Mr. Trueblood's two pregnant women
(c) His mother hanging out the wash
(d) the Battle Royal
8. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
(b) drug dealing
9. What truth is revealed about the Brotherhood in Chapter 22?
(a) That they are really only interested in black people
(b) That their goal is to use black politics to further their own interests
(c) That they have no real purpose
(d) That they care nothing about the people
10. With what animal does the narrator compare Brother Jack?
(a) a bull dog
(b) a toy bull terrior
(c) a wolf
(d) a snake
11. Who is Rinehart?
(a) A mysterious man with many roles
(b) a preacher
(c) a gambler
(d) a runner
12. How is the narrator's preparations for the evening with Sybil ironic?
(a) He tries to copy Rinehart whom he has never actually seen.
(b) Sybil had already made her own preparations
(c) The evening would be a disaster anyway
(d) Sybil would be useless to him.
13. What does the narrator discover when he gets to the woman's apartment?
(a) Her husband is away
(b) her husband is dead
(c) the woman is single
(d) the woman is divorced
14. Brother Jack wants the narrator to avoid underestimating what?
(a) the discipline of the organization
(b) the power of the organization
(c) the size of the organization
(d) the influence of the organization
15. What apparent warning meets the narrator upon his return to Harlem
(a) falling bird droppings
(b) The red light on the church spire
(c) breaking glass
(d) sounds of distant shouting
Short Answer Questions
1. Why do certain members of the Brotherhood consider that narrator's speech unsatisfactory?
2. Whose words does the narrator contemplate as proof that he can have two identities and still be successful?
3. What does Westrum use as evidence that the narrator is only trying to promote himself?
4. What does Dupre want to do prior to starting the fire?
5. What time of day does Brother Jack meet the narrator in the beginning of Chapter 17
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