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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the narrator plan to overcome the white men of the Brotherhood?
2. How does the Brotherhood regard the dolls Clifton had been selling?
3. Who does the narrator plan to use to destroy the Brotherhood
4. The narrator has learned that a person must approach the world with
5. What vision comes to the narrator's mind when he sees the elderly couple being evicted?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does the narrator mean when he talks about "existing outside of history"? Where does he envision himself by the end of the story? Since he never tells us his name, has he ultimately clarified or further obscured his self-discovery and identity?
Essay Topic 2
Being invisible can be both an advantage and a disadvantage. By the end of the novel, how does the narrator intend to use his invisibility? Is the state of being invisible to the inner eye of other people something that can be changed? If so, how? If not, why not?
Essay Topic 3
Early in the novel, the narrator endures a non-surgical pre-frontal lobotomy that is supposed to erase his memories, make him a more pliable worker, and prevent him from bringing charges against the factory. He does change after the experience, but not exactly in the way usually expected of a lobotomy. Discuss the changes that begin taking place. What changes are permanent? What changes seem to occur gradually? Do they make the narrator a better man?
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