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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the vet's final advice to the narrator?
(a) Find ways to manipulate people like Norton
(b) Stay away from people like Mr. Norton
(c) Watch for opportunities to get close to people like Norton
(d) Defy people like Norton

2. Where does Bledsoe tell the narrator to go?
(a) New York
(b) back to the dormatory
(c) to Mr. Norton
(d) back to the Golden Day for the name of the doctor

3. Why does Mary Rambo want to take the narrator home?
(a) To take advantage of him
(b) To take care of him
(c) She is in love with him
(d) She needs the company

4. Who else is on the bus to New York?
(a) the veteran doctor
(b) another student
(c) Mr. Trueblood
(d) no one

5. The narrator's pondering of his upcoming punishment is an example of what literary device?
(a) symbolism
(b) foreshadowing
(c) allusion
(d) suspense

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mr. Bledsoe compose his face into a bland mask?

2. The main conflict of Ellison's original story revolves around

3. When was the introduction of the novel written?

4. What does Mr. Norton give to Trueblood?

5. Ellison's original story was written about which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has the narrator ended up in the factory hospital? How is he being treated once he gets there?

2. Of what "irresponsibility" are sleepwalkers and dreamers accused?

3. Why does the drug store have the pork chop and grits special?

4. Describe Dr. Bledsoe.

5. How was the narrator's graduation speech a betrayal of black people?

6. Why do the grandfather's dying words make the narrator feel guilty about receiving praise?

7. Why does the narrator say he is invisible?

8. Explain the irony of the sign "Keep American Pure with Liberty Paints."

9. In what way, according to the veteran, is the narrator likely to become a casualty?

10. Why do the people at the Men's House treat him with hostility?

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