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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 most unusual about the narrator's residence?
(a) It is a white apartment house
(b) It is filled with over 1300 light bulbs
(c) It is in a basement
(d) It is free

2. How does the narrator excuse his lack of responsibility?
(a) The downtrodden should not be expected to assume responsibility
(b) Responsibility cannot happen without recognition
(c) No one has ever given him responsibility
(d) Because he is invisible, he doesn't know what responsibility to take

3. What does Dr. Bledsoe call the narrator?
(a) a liar
(b) a traitor
(c) an educated fool
(d) a slave

4. What bit of advice from the young Mr. Emerson does the narrator actually heed?
(a) to return to the college
(b) to call Liberty Paints and ask for a job
(c) to realize that he has no identity
(d) to forget about Mr. Bledsoe

5. What does the doctor mean when he says they "picked poor robin clean"?
(a) They have eliminated any possibility of getting a job.
(b) They have completely destroyed the narrator's memories
(c) They have damaged the narrator's personality
(d) They have taken all the narrator's money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What procedure is performed on the narrator?

2. When the narrator goes to see Mr. Emerson, who does he actually see?

3. What do some of the black men carry?

4. How does Mr. Norton explain the day's events?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the trip to the Trueblood house make the narrator feel uncomfortable?

2. What final action does the hospital take to ensure the narrator's silence?

3. Why does Mr. Norton give Jim Trueblood $100?

4. What lie does Dr. Bledsoe expect the narrator to tell?

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

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

7. What surprises the narrator upon his arrival in Harlem?

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

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

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

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