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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. Brother Jack wants the narrator to avoid underestimating what?
(a) the discipline of the organization
(b) the power of the organization
(c) the size of the organization
(d) the influence of the organization
2. What makes the narrator think that his night with the white woman was a trap?
(a) The woman does not want him to return
(b) He dimly remembers the appearance of another man
(c) Other women seem to want to
(d) The Brotherhood is mysteriously silent regarding his activities
3. How does the narrator get out of playing along in Sybil's rape fantasy?
(a) Explains that his interest is political
(b) Tells her that he is being watched
(c) Drinks with her until she passes out
(d) Explains that he cannot perform
4. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
(a) as an unauthorized act of independence
(b) as a personal hobby that the narrator should have ignored
(c) as ridiculous and overpriced
(d) as a racial slur
5. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
(a) Back to his apartment at the men's center
(b) Back to Brother Hambro for more indoctrination sessions
(c) to meet with Westrum
(d) Back to addressing the woman questions
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the narrator consider his funeral speech a failure?
2. What object does Mary own that the narrator finds offensive?
3. What horrifying sight does the narrator see as he flees the riot?
4. What is in the narrator's briefcase?
5. What truth is revealed about the Brotherhood in Chapter 22?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator really feel about the gift of the chain from Brother Tarp?
2. Identify several mistakes that the narrator makes in his first assigned speech in Harlem.
3. Why does Jack become angry with the man who asks the narrator to sing a "spiritual"?
4. Why is the narrator's funeral oration more moving than if he had planned a speech based according to party guidelines?
5. Brother Jack refers to Clifton as Brutus? How does the metaphor fit the situation?
6. How does Emma's conversation create a sense of foreboding?
7. The narrator says that he has learned that the lack of surprise is a warning. What does he mean?
8. Why do Dupre and his men choose a particular building to burn?
9. What is the narrator's intention in speaking up for the black couple who have been evicted?
10. Explain the irony of the figurine owned by Mary.
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