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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Baldwin think it is safe for the film Carmen Jones to utilize an all-Negro cast?
(a) There are no white people to which the Negroes may be compared.
(b) The all-Negro cast is less intimidating.
(c) The Negroes would see a movie with an all-Negro cast.
(d) White people do not want to see an interracial cast.

2. How is the story of the Negro described in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
(a) The story of the original American settlers.
(b) The story of African Americans.
(c) The story of Native Americans.
(d) The story of Americans.

3. What technique did Baldwin say he used in arguments with his father?
(a) Name calling.
(b) Silence.
(c) Combative behavior.
(d) Violence.

4. Why did Baldwin think the Negro vote was so easily bought and sold in the 1940s?
(a) Because Blacks did care about politics.
(b) Because it was treated with little respect.
(c) Because Blacks were in need of money.
(d) Because Whites has a great influence in Black politics.

5. Who was the representative of the Progressive Party in Atlanta?
(a) Mrs. Frank Johnson.
(b) Mrs. Dorothy Dandridge.
(c) Mr. Henry Wallace.
(d) Mrs. Branson Price.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are there more of in Harlem than any other ghetto in the city?

2. How was the 1955 production of Carmen Jones different than previous productions?

3. What has made some changes in the face of the Negro?

4. Where did Baldwin and his white friend from New York go on Baldwin's last night in New Jersey?

5. Why does Baldwin insist that the operatic songs performed by the cast in the film Carmen Jones have no connection to Negro life?

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