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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 run after making his speech on behalf of the elderly couple?
(a) He doesn't want to be confronted for making a speech.
(b) He thinks the crowd is after him.
(c) A white girl tells him to run, and he obeys even though he isn't exactly sure why.
(d) He sees the police coming and thinks they are after him.
2. Although the narrator may not realize it, he is searching for
3. Why is the narrator unable to see his audience when he gives his speech at the arena?
(a) They are too far away.
(b) He has to speak from behind a curtain.
(c) The auditorium is too dim.
(d) He is blinded by lights
4. Why was Brother Tarp on a chain gang?
(a) Because he had betrayed his white master
(b) Because he had dared to say the word no.
(c) Because he had betrayed his people
(d) Because he had lied to white people
5. What awakens the narrator in Chapter 15?
(a) The smell of breakfast cooking.
(b) People banging on the steam line because there is no heat.
(c) Someone pounding at the door.
(d) The sound of people talking.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the yams symbolize?
2. What do the elderly couple want to do that the marshals deny them?
3. Through his experiences, what has the narrator learned to value?
4. What does Westrum use as evidence that the narrator is only trying to promote himself?
5. What is it that people like Jack, Bledsoe and Norton have refused to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is meant by "white fever"?
2. What puzzling irony does the narrator tell us about the human race?
3. Why does Jack become angry with the man who asks the narrator to sing a "spiritual"?
4. How does the narrator really feel about the gift of the chain from Brother Tarp?
5. Why is the narrator's funeral oration more moving than if he had planned a speech based according to party guidelines?
6. The narrator says that he has learned that the lack of surprise is a warning. What does he mean?
7. Why does the lady on the street become angry when he tries to put the figurine in the trash can?
8. In what way could the new shoes be symbolic?
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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