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Invisible Man (Grades 11-12)

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Invisible Man

What is the focus of Invisible Man?
  1. Black identity
  2. White identity
  3. Sense of self
  4. Finding family
Many Civil Rights activists were not a fan of Ellison's novel and how the main character saw himself as invisible. Why do you think this is?

Ellison's book won a National Book Award and was considered a book that "shaped America." Why do you think that was?

Invisible Man would most likely be classified as...
  1. A protest novel
  2. A bildungsroman
  3. An autobiography
  4. A historical account
What is one thing the reader never knows about the narrator?
  1. His likes and dislikes
  2. Where he lives
  3. His name
  4. Who he knows
Which African-American leader was most like Ras?
  1. Martin Luther King Jr.
  2. Sojourner Truth
  3. Jesse Jackson
  4. Malcolm X
Which movement does the narrator seem to be most against?
  1. African-American identity
  2. Equality
  3. Black pride
  4. Women's rights
How is Brother Jack similar to racist whites?

What does Jack's glass eye symbolize?
  1. His blindness to the Brotherhood's goals and mission
  2. His blindness towards racism and the attitudes of whites
  3. His blindness towards labels and what others think of him
  4. His blindness and inability to see in real life
What would the narrator say blacks and whites in the novel have in common?

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