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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 group of society is represented by the white men at the Battle Royal?
(a) Middle upper class (supervisors, lawyers, bankers, etc)
(b) Educators (professors, scientists)
(c) Lower class (poor white men)
(d) Leaders (governors, politicians)

2. What makes the narrator homesick when he first gets to New York?
(a) the sight of other black people
(b) a Gideon Bible
(c) the letters he carries
(d) a message from Mr. Norton

3. How did the narrator get invited to participate in the Battle Royal?
(a) He thought it was part of the award.
(b) The people who arranged the speech planned to include him.
(c) He happened to be at the hotel to give a speech to white men.
(d) He volunteered because it looked interesting.

4. What does the narrator feel was his primary fault 20 years earlier?
(a) He was cowardly.
(b) He was easily confused.
(c) He was too bold.
(d) He was naive.

5. What is the real purpose of the Reverend's speech?
(a) To help the students understand how important the college is to the black community.
(b) To help the students appreciate the Founder's real sacrifice
(c) To create a sense of awe in relation to Dr. Bledsoe
(d) To indoctrinate the students regarding the religion of the college.

Short Answer Questions

1. What truth does the vet tell to the narrator that the narrator does not yet understand?

2. The concept of the character as invisible is symbolic of which of the following conditions?

3. What does the narrator want to do in Chapter 12?

4. According to the vet, who controls "things"?

5. What does Trueblood's story suggest about the white men at the jail house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mary Rambo want the narrator to do?

2. What favor does the young Mr. Emerson do for the narrator?

3. What mistake does the veteran doctor predict the narrator will make?

4. What is the objective of Rev. Barbee's sermon?

5. What literary device is used in Chapter 4?

6. Why is Harlem a particularly appropriate setting for the novel?

7. What does the veteran at the Golden Day understand that the narrator does not?

8. Why does the narrator say he is invisible?

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

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

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