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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Many Thousands Gone.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What novel does Baldwin criticize as a more modern piece of shallow propaganda from the Negro experience?
(a) Black No More.
(b) Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(c) Native Son.
(d) Carmen Jones.
2. How are the oppressed and oppressor described in the book, Notes of a Native Son?
(a) They are bound together within the same society.
(b) They are divided by society.
(c) They are separated by common law.
(d) They are both are oppressed.
3. 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.
4. According to Baldwin, at what point does the making of an American begin?
(a) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and receives their U.S. citizenship from the government.
(b) At the point that the person enters the country and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
(c) At the point where the individual reaches Ellis Island in New York.
(d) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
5. What novel does Baldwin compare Uncle Tom's Cabin to?
(a) Black Boy.
(b) Little Women.
(c) Native Son.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are protest novels?
2. Why does Baldwin criticize the book Native Son?
3. How is the Negro in America referred to in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
4. According to Baldwin, how does the book Native Son obliterate the good will of the people as a whole?
5. What is dehumanization of the Negro inseparable from?
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