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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Harlem Ghetto.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What novel does Baldwin criticize as a more modern piece of shallow propaganda from the Negro experience?
(a) Carmen Jones.
(b) Black No More.
(c) Native Son.
(d) Uncle Tom's Cabin.
2. According to Baldwin, how does the book Native Son obliterate the good will of the people as a whole?
(a) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story that stereotypical images share laudatory and heinous qualities with the best possible traits coming to the surface for white consumption.
(b) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story that white men only like subservient black men and women.
(c) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story of hatred and the idea that Negroes can only become validated if they become more like white men.
(d) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story that Negroes are always angry at white men.
3. What does Baldwin say it means for the Negro to be religious?
(a) He stands in fear of beast.
(b) He stands in fear of creation.
(c) He stands in fear of God.
(d) He stands in fear of man.
4. Where is Harlem located?
(b) New York.
(d) New Jersey.
5. What does Baldwin claim Jews and Negroes must use in order to be accepted in the 1940s and 1950s?
(a) Knowledge of American society.
(b) American History.
(d) Every weapon possible.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is not one of the two legends of the "white Gentile" as described by Baldwin?
2. Why does Baldwin assert that White people contribute to the perpetuation of the stereotypical characters such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom?
3. How is the Negro in America referred to in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
4. What are there more of in Harlem than any other ghetto in the city?
5. How are the oppressed and oppressor described in the book, Notes of a Native Son?
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