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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. Where does the road in the college town ultimately lead?
(a) To the college
(b) To a chapel
(c) To a statue
(d) To a mental institution

2. How is the paint symbolic?
(a) It is white, reminding the narrator of the slogan, Keep America Pure with Liberty Paints.
(b) It symbolizes society's ability to cover evils
(c) It symbolizes work and success
(d) It symbolizes purity and correctness

3. What does the narrator credit for his "call to action"?
(a) the girl in his dream
(b) his vision
(c) marijuana
(d) music

4. How does the narrator describe the students as they enter the chapel?
(a) They enter with the love a captured people has for their conquerors.
(b) They enter the chapel with resentment and fear.
(c) They enter the chapel joyfully.
(d) They enter with dread and hesitation.

5. What was the topic of the narrator's graduation day speech?
(a) Courage
(b) Equality
(c) Racial pride
(d) Humilty

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Ellison, which of the following is true during times of war?

2. What would the narrator like to add to his "hole"?

3. Which of the following represents the narrator's philosophy?

4. Where is the vet going?

5. What is the narrator's explanation for taking Mr. Norton to the Golden Day?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dr. Bledsoe.

2. What literary device is used in Chapter 4?

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

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

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

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

7. What does Ellison mean by "benign neglect"?

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

9. Why was the narrator doomed to fail at the paint factory?

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

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