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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Journey to Atlanta.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Since Negroes have been in this country, Baldwin writes that their one devastating gain was:
(a) Colonization.
(b) Abolition.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Emancipation.

2. Why does Baldwin assert that White people contribute to the perpetuation of the stereotypical characters such as Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom?
(a) Because Whites like being entertained by the stereotypical figures of Black Americans.
(b) Because Whites want to believe the happy, subservient personas of Black people
(c) Because African Americans love to imitate these types of stereotypical characters.
(d) Because Whites want to believe that Black people are unhappy with their lives.

3. What novel does Baldwin compare Uncle Tom's Cabin to?
(a) Little Women.
(b) Native Son.
(c) Othello.
(d) Black Boy.

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

5. Which of the following artists was mentioned in the Harlem Ghetto chapter as having a column in the People's Voice?
(a) Joe Adams.
(b) Harry Belafonte.
(c) Dorothy Dandridge.
(d) Lena Horne.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Baldwin say is the hatred symbol of Georgia?

2. What was the name of the establishment where the Melodeers ate their meals while in Atlanta?

3. In what era did James Baldwin write Notes of a Native Son?

4. Protest novels are said to resemble:

5. What is dehumanization of the Negro inseparable from?

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