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

2. What does Baldwin regard as the most important thing about the film Carmen Jones?
(a) The impression it leaves about the realities of Negro life.
(b) The questions it leaves in the mind relate more to inferior life of Americans.
(c) The changes it suggests about the lives of Negroes.
(d) The questions it leaves about the relationship between Whites and Negroes.

3. The story of Carmen Jones deals with what type of people?
(a) Amoral.
(b) Immortal
(c) Immortal.
(d) Moral.

4. What point of view does Baldwin use in this essay?
(a) Third person narrative.
(b) First person narrative.
(c) Second person narrative.
(d) First person limited narrative.

5. Why is the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set necessary for white audiences?
(a) The cleanliness makes white audiences more comfortable with seeing Negroes in familiar situations.
(b) The cleanliness makes white audiences more comfortable with the role of the lead male Negro.
(c) The cleanliness makes white audiences want to watch more Negro movies.
(d) The cleanliness makes white audiences view the black actors as equals.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the theme of Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son?

3. What negative stereotype does the character Carmen Jones perpetuate?

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

5. Who played the lead role of Carmen in the film Carmen Jones?

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