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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. How is the Negro in America referred to in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
(a) A series of mishaps.
(b) A series of shadows.
(c) A gloomy mist.
(d) A mass of darkness.
2. 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) Blacks need to make themselves less offensive.
(b) Black is a terrible color with which to be born into the world.
(c) The Negro is a man without a homeland.
(d) Black men are inferior to white men.
3. What is the avowed aim of the American protest novel?
(a) To bring greater freedom to the oppressed.
(b) To bring the ideals of socialism to the oppressed.
(c) To bring greater charity to the oppressed.
(d) To bring Christianity to the oppressed.
4. Who is the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
(a) James Baldwin.
(b) Richard Wright.
(c) George S. Schuyler.
(d) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
5. Why does Baldwin think it is safe for the film Carmen Jones to utilize an all-Negro cast?
(a) The all-Negro cast is less intimidating.
(b) The Negroes would see a movie with an all-Negro cast.
(c) White people do not want to see an interracial cast.
(d) There are no white people to which the Negroes may be compared.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the setting of the opening of Native Son?
2. How are the oppressed and oppressor described in the book, Notes of a Native Son?
3. In what era did James Baldwin write Notes of a Native Son?
4. According to Baldwin, if black faces cannot be made white then what other way can they be changed in order to be less offensive to white society?
5. What stereotypical trait do the immoral and evil characters share in the film Carmen Jones?
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