Notes of a Native Son Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. What has made some changes in the face of the Negro?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Age.
(c) Time.
(d) History.

2. According to Baldwin, what has led to unforeseen paradoxical distress?
(a) Our passion for change.
(b) Our passion for categorization.
(c) Our passion for clarity.
(d) Our passion for knowledge.

3. 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 Americans.
(c) The story of African Americans.
(d) The story of Native Americans.

4. What is the theme of Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son?
(a) Self-righteousness.
(b) Apartheid.
(c) Self-worth.
(d) Racial prejudice.

5. In what era did James Baldwin write Notes of a Native Son?
(a) Pre-civil rights era.
(b) Slavery era.
(c) Colonial.
(d) Civil rights era.

Short Answer Questions

1. Protest novels are said to resemble:

2. Why is the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set necessary for white audiences?

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

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

5. Who played the villainous second male lead in Carmen Jones?

(see the answer key)

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