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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happens when the narrator wears the sunglasses?
(a) People think he is Rinehart
(b) People think is is Brother Maceo
(c) The bartender kicks him out for possession of a knife
(d) People cannot identify him
2. Who had predicted the narrator's relationship with the white woman?
(a) The veteran doctor at the Golden Day
(b) Brother Hambro
(c) Brother Jack
(d) Dr. Bledsoe
3. What apparent warning meets the narrator upon his return to Harlem
(a) breaking glass
(b) falling bird droppings
(c) sounds of distant shouting
(d) The red light on the church spire
4. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
(a) Back to Brother Hambro for more indoctrination sessions
(b) to meet with Westrum
(c) Back to his apartment at the men's center
(d) Back to addressing the woman questions
5. Why does the narrator run after making his speech on behalf of the elderly couple?
(a) He sees the police coming and thinks they are after him.
(b) A white girl tells him to run, and he obeys even though he isn't exactly sure why.
(c) He doesn't want to be confronted for making a speech.
(d) He thinks the crowd is after him.
6. What awakens the narrator in Chapter 15?
(a) People banging on the steam line because there is no heat.
(b) Someone pounding at the door.
(c) The smell of breakfast cooking.
(d) The sound of people talking.
7. In Chapter 14, why is Mary cooking cabbage?
(a) It's all she can afford
(b) The narrator has asked for it.
(c) She thinks it will please the narrator.
(d) It's a reminder of the south
8. 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 repeated meetings with Hambro
(c) The narrator's refusal to conduct business the way Westrum wanted it.
(d) The article in a magazine that resulted from a personal interview with the narrator
9. When the woman says the narrator's voice is "primitive," she actually intends the statement as
(a) a word of advice
(b) a compliment
(c) an insult
(d) a gesture of seduction
10. What is it that people like Jack, Bledsoe and Norton have refused to do?
(a) Recognize the importance of each individual
(b) Recognize equality among all individuals
(c) Recognize the uncontrollable power of a group
(d) Recognize the American identity of all of her people
11. How does the narrator's meeting with Sybil backfire?
(a) She is planning to tell Jack about his actions
(b) He pretends he is trying to seduce her, but she doesn't resist.
(c) She wants to help him, but expects to share in his success
(d) She has no clue regarding the political purpose of the Brotherhood
12. When has the narrator made most of his mistakes?
(a) When he has failed to follow orders
(b) When he tried to follow other people's plans
(c) When he has questioned other people's motives
(d) When he has stepped away from the ruling group
13. Which of the following is true about the narrator's position within the Brotherhood?
(a) He has earned a lot of respect and status
(b) He is an accepted leader
(c) He is actually powerless
(d) He is secretly admired
14. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
(a) by standing up to them
(b) by appearing to agree with them
(c) by helping his own group take over the leadership positions
(d) by parting company with them
15. Although the narrator may not realize it, he is searching for
Short Answer Questions
1. What is happening in Harlem?
2. What does the narrator spontaneously decide to buy?
3. Why is Brother Westrum opposed to the piece of chain on the narrator's desk?
4. Through his experiences, what has the narrator learned to value?
5. How does the narrator portray himself at the end of Chapter 22?
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