Citizen: An American Lyric Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 3 – 4 .

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What phrase is repeated in the first of the prints displayed in Chapter 3?
(a) "Get you to Heaven."
(b) "I do not always feel colored."
(c) "Your memory, vessel of your feelings."
(d) "A past stacked among your pillows."

2. The author describes Hennessy Youngman in Chapter 2, saying that "He advises black artists to cultivate" what?
(a) "A wider world-view."
(b) "A beacon of yesterday."
(c) "An angry nigger exterior."
(d) "An expression of desire."

3. The author claims in Chapter 1, "A friend argues that Americans battle between the 'historical self' and" what?
(a) "The need for power."
(b) "The 'self self.'"
(c) "The 'cultural self.'"
(d) "The 'future self.'"

4. The author writes in Chapter 1, "You are reminded of a conversation you had recently, comparing the merits of sentences constructed implicitly with 'yes, and' rather than" what?
(a) "Yes, but."
(b) "No, and."
(c) "No, but."
(d) "No."

5. What does the author claim "isn't a cure for feeling, it is a clean displacement of effort, will, and disappointment" in Chapter 4?
(a) "Reading the newspaper."
(b) "Watching tennis."
(c) "Writing."
(d) "Watching football."

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the school described as being located in Chapter 1?

2. The author says in Chapter 4 that "truth be told, you could no more control those sighs than" what?

3. On what airline does the author describe sitting in a window seat in Chapter 1?

4. What does the word "iterate" mean in Chapter 4?

5. What does the world say about memory and the past, according to the author in Chapter 4?

(see the answer key)

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