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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. Why does the narrator try to hide the figurine from Mary?
(a) Because he thinks it is unworthy of her
(b) Because he has broken it
(c) Because he wants to take it to the Brotherhood
(d) Because he is trying to steal it
2. What does the narrator notice at the funeral that he would like to exploit?
(a) The large attendance on the part of the youth`
(b) The tension of the crowd
(c) The carelessness of the policemen
(d) The absence of the Brotherhood
3. What decision does the narrator accept for the time period that will be needed to clear the charges against him?
(a) He decides to go out on his own.
(b) He agrees to speak on the Woman Question
(c) He insist on the continuation of his activities
(d) He agrees to become inactive
4. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
(a) as a personal hobby that the narrator should have ignored
(b) as ridiculous and overpriced
(c) as a racial slur
(d) as an unauthorized act of independence
5. Who is Rinehart?
(a) a runner
(b) A mysterious man with many roles
(c) a preacher
(d) a gambler
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
2. What surprising development does the narrator experience when he attends a committee meeting?
3. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
4. Why does the narrator run after making his speech on behalf of the elderly couple?
5. For whom does the Brotherhood claim to work?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is meant by "white fever"?
2. Explain the irony of the figurine owned by Mary.
3. Why do Dupre and his men choose a particular building to burn?
4. What is the primary problem with the instructions given to the narrator to gather more members?
5. How does Emma's conversation create a sense of foreboding?
6. In what way could the new shoes be symbolic?
7. How does the narrator really feel about the gift of the chain from Brother Tarp?
8. What is the significance of the black thread that controls the dancing doll?
9. Identify several mistakes that the narrator makes in his first assigned speech in Harlem.
10. How do we know at this point that the lobotomy has not been completely successful in changing the narrator's personality?
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