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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 the figurine symbolize?
2. The narrator believes the Brotherhood will destroy itself. Why?
(a) Because it has no real direction
(b) Because it is hurting the people it pretends to help
(c) Because it is blind to its own lack of real purpose
(d) Because the members are fighting among themselves
3. Who is Rinehart?
(a) a preacher
(b) a gambler
(c) A mysterious man with many roles
(d) a runner
4. The narrator wants Clifton's funeral to focus on which of the following?
(a) His accomplishments as part of the Brotherhood
(b) The meaning of his life
(c) The acts that led to his death
(d) what his loss will mean to the Brotherhood
5. With what animal does the narrator compare Brother Jack?
(a) a snake
(b) a toy bull terrior
(c) a wolf
(d) a bull dog
Short Answer Questions
1. The narrator wants to learn everything he can about the Brotherhood in order to
2. What does the narrator purchase in Chapter 13 that reminds him of home?
3. What does Brother Tarp give the narrator in Chapter 18?
4. Where does Brother Jack send the narrator at the end of the meeting?
5. Why does the narrator run after making his speech on behalf of the elderly couple?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what way could the new shoes be symbolic?
2. What puzzling irony does the narrator tell us about the human race?
3. Explain the initial results of the narrator's strategy of "yessing" them to death.
4. What strikes the narrator as the profound truth about the riot?
5. Explain the irony of the figurine owned by Mary.
6. What is the narrator's intention in speaking up for the black couple who have been evicted?
7. Why does Jack become angry with the man who asks the narrator to sing a "spiritual"?
8. Why does Brother Jack defend the narrator at this point?
9. What does Brother Jack really want the narrator to avoid doing?
10. Explain why the "woman question" is typical of the Brotherhood's approach to issues.
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