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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. Upon the narrator's return to Harlem, he learns which of the following individuals has disappeared from the Brotherhood?
(a) Brother Westrum
(b) Brother Clifton
(c) Brother Hambro
(d) Brother Jack
2. The narrator wants Clifton's funeral to focus on which of the following?
(a) what his loss will mean to the Brotherhood
(b) The acts that led to his death
(c) The meaning of his life
(d) His accomplishments as part of the Brotherhood
3. Of what do the men in the bar in Chapter 20 accuse the narrator?
(a) Of getting White Fever
(b) of betraying the Brotherhood
(c) of forgetting his
(d) of neglecting his duties
4. When is a person most invisible?
(a) When he simply accepts the rule of the group
(b) When he exists outside of history
(c) When he refuses to mingle with the group
(d) When his social group decides to ignore him.
5. What does Dupre want to do prior to starting the fire?
(a) contact the newspapers
(b) give people a chance to get their belongings
(c) have the fire department standing by
(d) Make sure the building is evacuated
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the narrator decide against using Emma in his plans?
2. Why does the narrator go to the white woman's apartment in Chapter 19?
3. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
4. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
5. What does Brother Tod Clifton do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Brother Jack really want the narrator to avoid doing?
2. What is the significance of the black thread that controls the dancing doll?
3. Explain the initial results of the narrator's strategy of "yessing" them to death.
4. Why is Ras' anger ironic?
5. In what way could the new shoes be symbolic?
6. What epiphany has the narrator experienced regarding his race?
7. Explain the irony of the figurine owned by Mary.
8. What puzzling irony does the narrator tell us about the human race?
9. Why is the narrator's work on the "woman question" cut short?
10. Why is the narrator's funeral oration more moving than if he had planned a speech based according to party guidelines?
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