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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Many Thousands Gone.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 adopts the venture of the adopted land.
(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 receives their U.S. citizenship from the government.
2. What is the avowed aim of the American protest novel?
(a) To bring greater freedom to the oppressed.
(b) To bring greater charity to the oppressed.
(c) To bring Christianity to the oppressed.
(d) To bring the ideals of socialism to the oppressed.
3. According to Baldwin, why has the face of the Negro changed over time?
(a) Because of the white man's need for making Negroes cook and clean the white man's home.
(b) Because of the portrayal of Uncle Tom.
(c) Because African Americans refuted the stereotypical images Aunt Jemima.
(d) Because of the white man's need for making Negroes as white as possible in order to interact with them.
4. How does Baldwin describe literature on the subject of the Negro in America when it is written by Whites?
(a) Change Literature.
(b) Social Literature.
(c) Protest Literature.
(d) Problem Literature.
5. What is the theme of Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son?
(d) Racial prejudice.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Baldwin suggest the presupposition of the two novels Kingsblood Royal and If He Hollers Let Him Go are in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
2. What are protest novels?
3. Why does Baldwin criticize the book Native Son?
4. How does Baldwin describe a "new society" in the book, Notes of a Native Son?
5. In what era did James Baldwin write Notes of a Native Son?
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