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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 bit of advice from the young Mr. Emerson does the narrator actually heed?
(a) to forget about Mr. Bledsoe
(b) to return to the college
(c) to realize that he has no identity
(d) to call Liberty Paints and ask for a job
2. What does the narrator lack in Chapter 12?
(a) motivation to keep going
(b) A sense of direction
(c) money to live on
(d) his interest in returning to college
3. 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
4. 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 taken all the narrator's money.
(c) They have damaged the narrator's personality
(d) They have completely destroyed the narrator's memories
5. How does the narrator describe the students as they enter the chapel?
(a) They enter the chapel with resentment and fear.
(b) They enter with dread and hesitation.
(c) They enter with the love a captured people has for their conquerors.
(d) They enter the chapel joyfully.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is the narrator's invisibility related to his residence?
2. According to Mr. Brockway, what happened when the company tried to replace him?
3. What is the narrator afraid of losing?
4. What had Mr. Trueblood done prior to his disgrace?
5. Ellison himself was a member of which branch of the military?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mary Rambo want the narrator to do?
2. Explain the irony of the sign "Keep American Pure with Liberty Paints."
3. What does the veteran at the Golden Day understand that the narrator does not?
4. How has the narrator ended up in the factory hospital? How is he being treated once he gets there?
5. In what way, according to the veteran, is the narrator likely to become a casualty?
6. What is the objective of Rev. Barbee's sermon?
7. Why does Mr. Norton give Jim Trueblood $100?
8. Why does the drug store have the pork chop and grits special?
9. How does the setting in chapter 5 provide additional foreshadowing?
10. What final action does the hospital take to ensure the narrator's silence?
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