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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Question of Identity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the presidential candidate representing the Progressive Party at the time Baldwin wrote this essay?
(a) Clarence Warde.
(b) Henry Wallace.
(c) James Jordan.
(d) Paul Roberson.

2. What's the name of Baldwin's brother who relayed his experience with the Melodeers in Atlanta?
(a) Richard.
(b) Brian.
(c) James.
(d) David.

3. What reason does Baldwin give for not believing that ex-GIs traveled to Paris to study?
(a) Because ex-GIs did not like in the student colony.
(b) Because ex-GIs went to Paris for the culture.
(c) Because ex-GIs rarely attended their courses.
(d) Because the ex-GIs could study the same things in the United States.

4. In the chapter, A Question of Identity, how does Baldwin learn about his struggle for identity in the world?
(a) By observing others and examining his own growth.
(b) By studying at a Parisian University.
(c) By speaking with Parisians.
(d) By observing the lifestyle of the French African.

5. What impeded the Progressive Party's progression in Harlem during the 1940s?
(a) The campaign promises were geared towards African Americans.
(b) The campaign promises were too common.
(c) The campaign promises were too extravagant.
(d) The campaign promises were geared towards Whites.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did the quartet's trip to Atlanta last?

2. What war is discussed in the chapter entitled A Question of Identity?

3. Why does Baldwin escape to Paris?

4. What did the parents of the Melodeers oppose prior to their departure for Atlanta?

5. What was the name of the establishment where the Melodeers ate their meals while in Atlanta?

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