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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is it that people like Jack, Bledsoe and Norton have refused to do?
(a) Recognize the uncontrollable power of a group
(b) Recognize the American identity of all of her people
(c) Recognize equality among all individuals
(d) Recognize the importance of each individual
2. What awakens the narrator in Chapter 15?
(a) The smell of breakfast cooking.
(b) People banging on the steam line because there is no heat.
(c) The sound of people talking.
(d) Someone pounding at the door.
3. What do the yams symbolize?
(a) The narrator's future
(b) The purity of the old south
(c) The narrator's past
(d) The narrator's ability to please himself
4. 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.
5. How does the narrator get out of playing along in Sybil's rape fantasy?
(a) Drinks with her until she passes out
(b) Explains that his interest is political
(c) Tells her that he is being watched
(d) Explains that he cannot perform
6. 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
7. Why does the narrator remain in his hole for a long while?
(a) Because he was knocked unconscious
(b) Because he is not able to reach the manhole cover.
(c) Because he cannot determine his own intentions
(d) Because he is afraid the Brotherhood is still hunting for him
8. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
(c) drug dealing
9. Which of the following is true about the narrator's position within the Brotherhood?
(a) He is an accepted leader
(b) He is secretly admired
(c) He has earned a lot of respect and status
(d) He is actually powerless
10. To what does Ras the Exhorter primarily object?
(a) Clifton's methods of leading the youth
(b) The idea of a black man speaking out for white people
(c) The narrator's street corner approach
(d) The mixing of black and white
11. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
(a) as a racial slur
(b) as an unauthorized act of independence
(c) as ridiculous and overpriced
(d) as a personal hobby that the narrator should have ignored
12. What decision does the narrator accept for the time period that will be needed to clear the charges against him?
(a) He agrees to speak on the Woman Question
(b) He agrees to become inactive
(c) He decides to go out on his own.
(d) He insist on the continuation of his activities
13. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
(a) Back to Brother Hambro for more indoctrination sessions
(b) Back to addressing the woman questions
(c) Back to his apartment at the men's center
(d) to meet with Westrum
14. What kind of day is it on the day of Clifton's funeral?
(a) Hot and humid
(b) Cold and rainy
(c) warm and exhilarating
(d) Cold and windy
15. The narrator wants to learn everything he can about the Brotherhood in order to
(a) Use it to create equality for black people
(b) Use it as a means to get even with Bledsoe
(c) Use it to restore those who have been dispossessed
(d) Use it to achieve power for himself
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
2. What vision comes to the narrator's mind when he sees the elderly couple being evicted?
3. Why does the narrator try to hide the figurine from Mary?
4. What truth is revealed about the Brotherhood in Chapter 22?
5. The narrator believes the Brotherhood will destroy itself. Why?
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