Notes of a Native Son Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Carmen Jones: The Dark Is Light Enough.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Baldwin, who are the three most important characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin?
(a) George, Eliza, and Uncle Tom.
(b) George, Miss Ophelia, and Uncle Tom.
(c) George, St. Clair, and Uncle Tom.
(d) Uncle Tom, Miss Ophelia, and Eliza.

2. Who is the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
(a) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
(b) James Baldwin.
(c) Richard Wright.
(d) George S. Schuyler.

3. Why does Baldwin insist that the operatic songs performed by the cast in the film Carmen Jones have no connection to Negro life?
(a) The music pieces were sung by middle class black people and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(b) The music pieces were sung by white men and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(c) The music pieces were sung by white people and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(d) The music pieces were sung in Italian and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.

4. What negative stereotype does the character Carmen Jones perpetuate?
(a) The stereotype of rampant sexuality.
(b) The stereotype of light skinned Negroes being smarter than dark skinned Negroes.
(c) The stereotype of subservient Negro women.
(d) The stereotype of Negro women being the desire of white men's lust.

5. 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 Carmen Jones.
(c) Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom.
(d) Aunt Jemima and Othello.

Short Answer Questions

1. What Hollywood studio produced the film Carmen Jones?

2. According to Baldwin, what color are the robes of the saved?

3. Why does Baldwin criticize the book Native Son?

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

5. What genre of film is the movie Carmen Jones?

(see the answer key)

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