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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. Where is Atlanta located?
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Georgia.
(d) New York.

2. How was the 1955 production of Carmen Jones different than previous productions?
(a) It had an all-white cast.
(b) It had an all-Negro cast.
(c) It had an all-African cast.
(d) It had an interracial cast.

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

4. Why is the language and dialect in the film Carmen Jones considered an insult on black people?
(a) Because the characters speak like enslaved Africans.
(b) Because the characters speak like stereotypical Negroes.
(c) Because the characters speak like antebellum Negroes adopting the patterns language of their masters.
(d) Because the characters speak like northern born Negroes.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the Melodeers room while in Atlanta?

2. What stereotypical trait do the immoral and evil characters share in the film Carmen Jones?

3. What is one way that Baldwin claims a person can become entrenched in the Parisian lifestyle?

4. What negative stereotype does the character Carmen Jones perpetuate?

5. What does Baldwin regard as the most important thing about the film Carmen Jones?

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