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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 had the narrator's grandfather learned to accept?
(b) The futility of fighting the ruling majority
(c) The destiny of his race
(d) The situation placed upon him by whites
2. Of what do the men in the bar in Chapter 20 accuse the narrator?
(a) of forgetting his
(b) of neglecting his duties
(c) of betraying the Brotherhood
(d) Of getting White Fever
3. The narrator wants Clifton's funeral to focus on which of the following?
(a) The acts that led to his death
(b) His accomplishments as part of the Brotherhood
(c) what his loss will mean to the Brotherhood
(d) The meaning of his life
4. How does the narrator get out of playing along in Sybil's rape fantasy?
(a) Explains that his interest is political
(b) Explains that he cannot perform
(c) Tells her that he is being watched
(d) Drinks with her until she passes out
5. What is in the narrator's briefcase?
(a) a white hat
(b) Mary's bank
(c) his cash
(d) his green spectacles
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
2. What is happening in Harlem?
3. How does the narrator's meeting with Sybil backfire?
4. What makes the narrator think that his night with the white woman was a trap?
5. After whom does the narrator say he wants to pattern himself?
Short Essay Questions
1. Brother Jack refers to Clifton as Brutus? How does the metaphor fit the situation?
2. The narrator says that he has learned that the lack of surprise is a warning. What does he mean?
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. What epiphany has the narrator experienced regarding his race?
6. Why do Dupre and his men choose a particular building to burn?
7. What was the narrator's real problem, and how has he settled it?
8. Why is the narrator's work on the "woman question" cut short?
9. What does Brother Jack really want the narrator to avoid doing?
10. What is the significance of the black thread that controls the dancing doll?
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