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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what key does the narrator say his father spoke in Chapter 1?
(a) F-sharp.
(b) F-flat.
(c) G-sharp.
(d) B-sharp.

2. Who wrote All Quiet on the Western Front?
(a) Jean Piaget.
(b) Erich Maria Remarque.
(c) Samuel Beckett.
(d) Jean Genet.

3. What is Hampton Fiske's 800 number?
(a) 1-800-GOFREE.
(b) 1-800-CONSTITUTION.
(c) 1-800-INNOCENT.
(d) 1-800-FREEDOM.

4. The narrator states in the Prologue, "Be it ancient Rome or modern-day America, you're either citizen or" what (5)?
(a) "Emperor."
(b) "Survivor."
(c) "Ruler."
(d) "Slave."

5. What word from Chapter 7 refers to the supernatural transformation of a person into a wolf?
(a) Monopoly.
(b) Lycanthropy.
(c) Panglossian.
(d) Jurisprudence.

6. What is Hominy's last name?
(a) Williams.
(b) Me.
(c) Jenkins.
(d) Smith.

7. The narrator states in the Prologue, "I understand now that the only time black people don't feel guilty is when" what (18)?
(a) "We have paid our debts to society."
(b) "We've actually done something wrong."
(c) "We've been oppressed."
(d) "We've been falsely accused of a crime."

8. What does the narrator lay out the three basic laws of in the opening of Chapter 3?
(a) Court appearances.
(b) Ghetto physics.
(c) Basketball.
(d) Racial interactions.

9. At what time does the narrator say that Hominy would show up for work each day in Chapter 6?
(a) 12:00 - 12:15 p.m.
(b) 3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
(c) 2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
(d) 1:00 - 1:15 p.m.

10. With what Kafka novel does the narrator describe Mapessa covering her face in Chapter 9?
(a) The Trial.
(b) The Stranger.
(c) Waiting for Godot.
(d) To Have and Have Not.

11. What word from the novel refers to something formed of a single large block of stone?
(a) Magnetic.
(b) Monolithic.
(c) Epistolarian.
(d) Archaic.

12. Who does the narrator refer to as the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement" in Chapter 10 (127)?
(a) Harriet Tubman.
(b) Marie Wilson.
(c) Anna Waters.
(d) Rosa Parks.

13. What does the narrator say that L.A. is about in Chapter 9?
(a) Fumes.
(b) Space.
(c) Bigotry.
(d) Faith.

14. How does the narrator describe the closing of the letter that summoned him to the Supreme Court in the Prologue?
(a) Sincerely yours, The Senate of the United States of America.
(b) Sincerely yours, The President of the United States of America.
(c) Sincerely yours, The People of the United States of America.
(d) Sincerely yours, The Congress of the United States of America.

15. The narrator states in Chapter 7 that "One of the many sad ironies of African-American life is that every banal dysfunctional social gathering is called" what (93-94)?
(a) "A gathering."
(b) "A get-together."
(c) "A 'function'."
(d) "A pot-luck."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the BDSM club on the Westside where the narrator contracted to dole out Hominy's punishments for him?

2. What does the narrator claim is the "black workingman's motto" in the Prologue (20)?

3. How many students were in the narrator's graduating class in high school?

4. Who is the dominatrix that Hominy frequented at the BDSM club?

5. Whose theory of cognitive development is cited in Chapter 1?

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