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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is Rinehart?
(a) a runner
(b) a preacher
(c) A mysterious man with many roles
(d) a gambler
2. What realization does the narrator have in Chapter 21?
(a) That the Brotherhood is just using him.
(b) That the Brotherhood has its own agenda
(c) That the members of the crowd are individuals
(d) That the Brotherhood does not really care about people
3. When is a person most invisible?
(a) When he refuses to mingle with the group
(b) When his social group decides to ignore him.
(c) When he exists outside of history
(d) When he simply accepts the rule of the group
4. Brother Jack wants the narrator to avoid underestimating what?
(a) the size of the organization
(b) the discipline of the organization
(c) the power of the organization
(d) the influence of the organization
5. What does the narrator discover when he gets to the woman's apartment?
(a) her husband is dead
(b) the woman is single
(c) Her husband is away
(d) the woman is divorced
6. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
(a) The auditorium is too dim.
(b) They are too far away.
(c) He is blinded by lights
(d) He has to speak from behind a curtain.
7. Why does the narrator go to the white woman's apartment in Chapter 19?
(a) to discuss ideologies
(b) to seduce her
(c) to meet her husband
(d) because she has seduced him
8. Why do certain members of the Brotherhood consider that narrator's speech unsatisfactory?
(a) It was too emotional
(b) The narrator used science and rationalization instead of real feeling
(c) The logical arguments were faulty
(d) It was too cold and general
9. What does Westrum use as evidence that the narrator is only trying to promote himself?
(a) The article in a magazine that resulted from a personal interview with the narrator
(b) The repeated meetings with Hambro
(c) The chain on the narrator's desk
(d) The narrator's refusal to conduct business the way Westrum wanted it.
10. What is it that people like Jack, Bledsoe and Norton have refused to do?
(a) Recognize the importance of each individual
(b) Recognize the uncontrollable power of a group
(c) Recognize the American identity of all of her people
(d) Recognize equality among all individuals
11. Which of the following is true about the narrator's position within the Brotherhood?
(a) He is actually powerless
(b) He has earned a lot of respect and status
(c) He is secretly admired
(d) He is an accepted leader
12. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
(a) by helping his own group take over the leadership positions
(b) by appearing to agree with them
(c) by parting company with them
(d) by standing up to them
13. 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) the Battle Royal
(d) His mother hanging out the wash
14. What do the elderly couple want to do that the marshals deny them?
(a) Return to the apartment for something they forgot
(b) Give their belongings to people in the crowd
(c) Remain in their apartment
(d) Return to the apartment for a last prayer
15. Of what do the men in the bar in Chapter 20 accuse the narrator?
(a) of forgetting his
(b) of neglecting his duties
(c) Of getting White Fever
(d) of betraying the Brotherhood
Short Answer Questions
1. For whom does the Brotherhood claim to work?
2. Why does the narrator decide against using Emma in his plans?
3. Why is Brother Westrum opposed to the piece of chain on the narrator's desk?
4. What assumption does Mary make regarding the source of the $100 given to her by the narrator?
5. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
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