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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 narrator afraid of losing?
(a) His job.
(b) His scholarship
(c) His identity
(d) The respect Mr. Bledsoe has for him.

2. How does the narrator regard Mr. Bledsoe?
(a) As a protector
(b) As an enemy
(c) As a role model.
(d) As an unpredictable element

3. The veteran doctor claims to have been beaten for what?
(a) getting drunk
(b) failing to fulfil his duty
(c) saving a life
(d) returning to the states

4. What would the narrator like to add to his "hole"?
(a) a phonograph player
(b) a TV set
(c) four more radio-phonographs
(d) a kitchen

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the moon symbolize?

3. According to the vet, what does a white woman symbolize?

4. What does the man in Emerson's office imply after reading the letter given him by the narrator?

5. The image of the slave owners bidding for a naked girl is

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the narrator expect from his visit with Mr. Bates?

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

3. What does Dr. Bledsoe mean by "acting the nigger."

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

5. To what kind of action has music called the narrator?

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

7. Why is important to know that the introduction was written 30 years after the novel itself?

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

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

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

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