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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. Why does Baldwin criticize the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set?
(a) Because they do not accurately portray the environments of the working class Negroes characterized in the movie.
(b) Because they do not accurately portray the working-class.
(c) Because they do not show the intermingling of working class Negroes and Whites.
(d) Because it does not accurately portray the American ghetto.

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

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

4. How is history and the progress of the Negro described in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
(a) Sufficient.
(b) Anti-Social.
(c) Non-existent.
(d) Social.

5. Who is the author of Native Son?
(a) James Baldwin.
(b) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
(c) Langston Hughes.
(d) Richard Wright.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Baldwin, at what point does the making of an American begin?

2. According to Baldwin, who are the three most important characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin?

3. What point of view does Baldwin use in this essay?

4. Why is the language and dialect in the film Carmen Jones considered an insult on black people?

5. How does Baldwin describe a "new society" in the book, Notes of a Native Son?

(see the answer key)

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