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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 was Uncle Tom's Cabin was written?
(a) To show the every day life of a slave.
(b) To tell the true story of Uncle Tom.
(c) To abolish slavery.
(d) To prove slavery is wrong.

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

3. What are protest novels?
(a) Reality connecting nowhere with fantasy.
(b) Socialism connecting nowhere to racism.
(c) Racism connecting nowhere to social policy.
(d) Fantasies connecting nowhere to reality.

4. What novel does Baldwin criticize as a more modern piece of shallow propaganda from the Negro experience?
(a) Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(b) Carmen Jones.
(c) Native Son.
(d) Black No More.

5. 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?
(a) Black is a terrible color with which to be born into the world.
(b) The Negro is a man without a homeland.
(c) Blacks need to make themselves less offensive.
(d) Black men are inferior to white men.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was the 1955 production of Carmen Jones different than previous productions?

2. Which of the following is not a characteristic given to history by Baldwin?

3. What is dehumanization of the Negro inseparable from?

4. According to Baldwin, why has the face of the Negro changed over time?

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

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