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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. The narrator compares New York City to a great _________ at the gate of the country in Chapter 6?
(a) Serpent.
(b) Troll.
(c) Devil.
(d) Witch.

2. Whose love from the opera Faust does the narrator describe as a mockery in Chapter 9?
(a) Siébel’s.
(b) Valentine's.
(c) Méphistophélès’s.
(d) Marguerite’s.

3. How much money does the narrator say he has in his possession after their night at the “Club” in Chapter 8?
(a) $125.
(b) $65.
(c) $5.
(d) $300.

4. For how long does the narrator stay in Washington, D.C. in Chapter 10?
(a) 9-10 days.
(b) 4-5 weeks.
(c) 2-3 weeks.
(d) 4-5 days.

5. What term is used by some historians to designate the Germanic tribes who invaded and settled the south and east of Britain beginning in the early 5th century?
(a) Anglo-Saxon.
(b) Arabian.
(c) Caucasian.
(d) Latino.

Short Answer Questions

1. In describing New York, the narrator states, “To some natures this stimulant of life in a great city becomes a thing as binding and necessary as” being addicted to what substance?

2. The narrator states in Chapter 10, “It is the spirit of the South to defend everything belonging to it. The North is too” what “for such a spirit”?

3. How much money does the narrator say that the most popular African American jockey of the day earns per year in Chapter 7?

4. Why is the narrator returning to New York in the beginning of Chapter 6?

5. Where does the narrator go after leaving Nashville in Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. How realistic are the hardships faced by African Americans as depicted in the narrative?

2. Why does the millionaire decide to go to Europe? Where does he go while there?

3. With whom does the narrator discuss race relations while on the train in Chapter 10?

4. Who hires the narrator as a patron in Chapter 7? What does the narrator do for his employer?

5. How does the narrative distinguish the differences between the North and South regarding race relations?

6. How did the author incorporate slave narratives in his descriptions of the South in Chapter 10?

7. Where does the narrator go after returning to the United States in Chapter 10? Who does he meet?

8. What happens to the wealthy widow in Chapter 8? Why?

9. How does the narrator describe the rooming house and landlord where he first stays in New York in Chapter 6?

10. How is humor used in the slave narratives and in the novel?

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