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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 was the 1955 production of Carmen Jones different than previous productions?
(a) It had an all-Negro cast.
(b) It had an all-African cast.
(c) It had an all-white cast.
(d) It had an interracial cast.

2. Why does Baldwin criticize the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set?
(a) Because they do not accurately portray the working-class.
(b) Because they do not accurately portray the environments of the working class Negroes characterized in the movie.
(c) Because they do not show the intermingling of working class Negroes and Whites.
(d) Because it does not accurately portray the American ghetto.

3. According to Baldwin, why has the face of the Negro changed over time?
(a) Because African Americans refuted the stereotypical images Aunt Jemima.
(b) Because of the white man's need for making Negroes as white as possible in order to interact with them.
(c) Because of the portrayal of Uncle Tom.
(d) Because of the white man's need for making Negroes cook and clean the white man's home.

4. Although it is known that African Americans are not biologically or mentally inferior, what occurred during the World War II?
(a) The troops were evaluated.
(b) The troops were segregated.
(c) The troops were integrated.
(d) African Americans were not allowed to fight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Baldwin, who are the three most important characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin?

2. Why was Uncle Tom's Cabin was written?

3. The story of Carmen Jones deals with what type of people?

4. 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?

5. How is history and the progress of the Negro described in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?

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