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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. The narrator believes the Brotherhood will destroy itself. Why?
(a) Because it is hurting the people it pretends to help
(b) Because the members are fighting among themselves
(c) Because it is blind to its own lack of real purpose
(d) Because it has no real direction
2. What does Brother Tod Clifton do?
(a) He is a fanatic ideologies who teaches newcomers.
(b) He is a black nationalist
(c) He is a minister
(d) lead the youth of the Brotherhood
3. What do the yams symbolize?
(a) The narrator's future
(b) The narrator's ability to please himself
(c) The narrator's past
(d) The purity of the old south
4. In Chapter 14, why is Mary cooking cabbage?
(a) The narrator has asked for it.
(b) It's all she can afford
(c) It's a reminder of the south
(d) She thinks it will please the narrator.
5. What is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
(a) a famous black speaker was killed there
(b) a famous boxer lost his sight
(c) people of both colors gather there
(d) a crooked politician had been exposed
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does the narrator plan to use to destroy the Brotherhood
2. Which of the following is true about the narrator's position within the Brotherhood?
3. Brother Jack wants the narrator to avoid underestimating what?
4. Why does the narrator decide against using Emma in his plans?
5. What does the narrator spontaneously decide to buy?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the narrator's intention in speaking up for the black couple who have been evicted?
2. Why does the lady on the street become angry when he tries to put the figurine in the trash can?
3. What is meant by "white fever"?
4. What was the narrator's real problem, and how has he settled it?
5. Explain the irony of the figurine owned by Mary.
6. What does Brother Jack really want the narrator to avoid doing?
7. The narrator says that he has learned that the lack of surprise is a warning. What does he mean?
8. What is the significance of the black thread that controls the dancing doll?
9. Why does Brother Jack defend the narrator at this point?
10. Brother Jack refers to Clifton as Brutus? How does the metaphor fit the situation?
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