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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. What does Brother Tarp give the narrator in Chapter 18?
(a) a secret message
(b) a piece of the chain he once wore
(c) a key to handcuffs
(d) a warning
2. 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.
3. How does the audience react to the narrator's speech?
(a) He is booed
(b) He is cheered
(c) They sit in stunned silence
(d) They get up and leave.
4. How does the narrator portray himself at the end of Chapter 22?
(a) As determined and bold
(b) As confused and frustrated
(c) As humbled and obedient
(d) As proud and defiant
5. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
(a) by standing up to them
(b) by helping his own group take over the leadership positions
(c) by appearing to agree with them
(d) by parting company with them
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator purchase after the confrontation with Ras?
2. What is the narrator accused of when he tries to dispose of the figurine?
3. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
4. Why does the narrator go to the white woman's apartment in Chapter 19?
5. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Ras' anger ironic?
2. What does Brother Jack really want the narrator to avoid doing?
3. Why does Brother Jack defend the narrator at this point?
4. Identify several mistakes that the narrator makes in his first assigned speech in Harlem.
5. To what does Brother Tarp attribute the warning letter?
6. What epiphany has the narrator experienced regarding his race?
7. Brother Jack refers to Clifton as Brutus? How does the metaphor fit the situation?
8. What strikes the narrator as the profound truth about the riot?
9. How does Emma's conversation create a sense of foreboding?
10. Why do Dupre and his men choose a particular building to burn?
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