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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is Brother Westrum opposed to the piece of chain on the narrator's desk?
(a) Because it symbolically denies the possibility of equality
(b) Because it shows difference instead of unity
(c) Because it shows a tendency to cling to the past
(d) Because it is a reminder of slavery
2. What does the figurine symbolize?
3. What do the elderly couple want to do that the marshals deny them?
(a) Return to the apartment for something they forgot
(b) Remain in their apartment
(c) Return to the apartment for a last prayer
(d) Give their belongings to people in the crowd
4. Of what do the men in the bar in Chapter 20 accuse the narrator?
(a) of neglecting his duties
(b) of forgetting his
(c) Of getting White Fever
(d) of betraying the Brotherhood
5. Although the narrator may not realize it, he is searching for
6. Why does the narrator remain in his hole for a long while?
(a) Because he is not able to reach the manhole cover.
(b) Because he is afraid the Brotherhood is still hunting for him
(c) Because he cannot determine his own intentions
(d) Because he was knocked unconscious
7. 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 would be useless to him.
(c) The evening would be a disaster anyway
(d) Sybil had already made her own preparations
8. What does Dupre want to do prior to starting the fire?
(a) contact the newspapers
(b) Make sure the building is evacuated
(c) have the fire department standing by
(d) give people a chance to get their belongings
9. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
(a) He has to speak from behind a curtain.
(b) The auditorium is too dim.
(c) They are too far away.
(d) He is blinded by lights
10. What apparent warning meets the narrator upon his return to Harlem
(a) falling bird droppings
(b) breaking glass
(c) sounds of distant shouting
(d) The red light on the church spire
11. The narrator believes the Brotherhood will destroy itself. Why?
(a) Because it is hurting the people it pretends to help
(b) Because it is blind to its own lack of real purpose
(c) Because the members are fighting among themselves
(d) Because it has no real direction
12. What had the narrator's grandfather learned to accept?
(a) The futility of fighting the ruling majority
(b) The situation placed upon him by whites
(c) The destiny of his race
13. What decision does the narrator accept for the time period that will be needed to clear the charges against him?
(a) He insist on the continuation of his activities
(b) He decides to go out on his own.
(c) He agrees to speak on the Woman Question
(d) He agrees to become inactive
14. The narrator wants Clifton's funeral to focus on which of the following?
(a) The acts that led to his death
(b) His accomplishments as part of the Brotherhood
(c) The meaning of his life
(d) what his loss will mean to the Brotherhood
15. With what animal does the narrator compare Brother Jack?
(a) a snake
(b) a bull dog
(c) a wolf
(d) a toy bull terrior
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator discover about Jack?
2. To what does Ras the Exhorter primarily object?
3. Why do certain members of the Brotherhood consider that narrator's speech unsatisfactory?
4. What truth does the narrator discover about Brother Jack?
5. After whom does the narrator say he wants to pattern himself?
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