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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Notes of a Native Son.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was the aim of the quartet groups like the Melodeers?
(a) To change Whites' views of Black music.
(b) To travel to other parts of the country.
(c) To sing at churches.
(d) To make a livelihood from music.
2. According to Baldwin, both the Negro and the Jew are characterized as:
3. Where did the Melodeers ultimately end up rehearsing for their performances in Atlanta?
(a) A private home.
(d) A Negro motel.
4. What two stereotypical figures does the author portray as portraits of the Negro in America with laudatory and heinous qualities?
(a) Carmen Jones and Uncle Tom.
(b) Aunt Jemima and Othello.
(c) Aunt Jemima and Carmen Jones.
(d) Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom.
5. According to Baldwin, at what point does the making of an American begin?
(a) At the point where the individual reaches Ellis Island in New York.
(b) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and receives their U.S. citizenship from the government.
(c) At the point that the person enters the country and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
(d) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many of Baldwin's brothers were in the quartet?
2. How does Baldwin say American life compares to life in other parts of the world in the 1940s?
3. According to Baldwin, if black faces cannot be made white then what other way can they be changed in order to be less offensive to white society?
4. Since Negroes have been in this country, Baldwin writes that their one devastating gain was:
5. Which of the following is not a characteristic given to history by Baldwin?
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