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

2. According to Mr. Brockway, what happened when the company tried to replace him?
(a) The union went to bat for him.
(b) The other workers went on strike
(c) All the paint went bad
(d) No one else would take the job

3. What does the narrator see as he is watching people leave the chapel?
(a) Mr. Norton's car
(b) Mr. Trueblood's car
(c) Dr. Bledsoe's cadillac
(d) The veteran doctor

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

5. When was the introduction of the novel written?
(a) Before the text of the story
(b) 30 years after the text itself
(c) Immediately after finishing the story.
(d) Sporadically during the writing of the story

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Reverend Barbee trip over Dr. Bledsoe?

2. What does the narrator recall having been given instead of a cigarette?

3. What group of society is represented by the white men at the Battle Royal?

4. What bit of advice from the young Mr. Emerson does the narrator actually heed?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does the setting in chapter 5 provide additional foreshadowing?

5. Why does the drug store have the pork chop and grits special?

6. Why do the people at the Men's House treat him with hostility?

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

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

9. Who are the sleeping ones?

10. In what way, according to the veteran, is the narrator likely to become a casualty?

(see the answer keys)

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