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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 is the symbolic association of the arena in Chapter 16?
(a) a crooked politician had been exposed
(b) a famous boxer lost his sight
(c) a famous black speaker was killed there
(d) people of both colors gather there
2. What awakens the narrator in Chapter 15?
(a) Someone pounding at the door.
(b) The smell of breakfast cooking.
(c) The sound of people talking.
(d) People banging on the steam line because there is no heat.
3. Why does the narrator consider his funeral speech a failure?
(a) He hadn't been able to inspire the crowd to fight.
(b) He hadn't been able to talk about political issues.
(c) He had too little to say to the youth.
(d) He didn't think about singing the song before the old black man started it
4. The narrator becomes dizzy at the thought that true saviors might actually be where?
(a) in the history books
(b) outside history
(c) crippled within the limits of organizations
(d) disguised in the literature books
5. What object does Mary own that the narrator finds offensive?
(a) a figurine of a white leader
(b) a distorted figurine of a black leader
(c) a mask used in black rituals
(d) a bank in the shape of a black figurine
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 14, why is Mary cooking cabbage?
2. What does the narrator spontaneously decide to buy?
3. Why does the narrator decide against using Emma in his plans?
4. Why do certain members of the Brotherhood consider that narrator's speech unsatisfactory?
5. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Emma's conversation create a sense of foreboding?
2. Why does Brother Jack defend the narrator at this point?
3. How does the narrator really feel about the gift of the chain from Brother Tarp?
4. Why is Ras' anger ironic?
5. What puzzling irony does the narrator tell us about the human race?
6. Explain the irony of the figurine owned by Mary.
7. What is the significance of the black thread that controls the dancing doll?
8. What epiphany has the narrator experienced regarding his race?
9. What is the primary problem with the instructions given to the narrator to gather more members?
10. What is meant by "white fever"?
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