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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Question of Identity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What performer did Baldwin believe would be remembered for their performance as the embattled solider in Broadway's Deep Are the Roots?
(a) Harry Belafonte.
(b) Joe Adams.
(c) Otto Preminger.
(d) Gordon Heath.

2. What did Baldwin suggest attracted ex-GI's to live and study in Paris?
(a) The food associated with Paris.
(b) The beauty of the language.
(c) The architecture associated with Paris.
(d) The romanticism associated with Paris.

3. Who is the owner of the night club in the Latin Quarter that specializes in fried chicken and jazz?
(a) Harry Belafonte.
(b) Chester Bomar Himes.
(c) Inez Cavanaugh.
(d) Otto Preminger.

4. What is the setting of the opening of Native Son?
(a) A Chicago tenement.
(b) A Harlem apartment.
(c) A YMCA in Atlanta, GA.
(d) The projects of the Bronx, NY.

5. According to Baldwin, what feeling did the American Negro and the French Negro share?
(a) A sense of change.
(b) A sense of sadness.
(c) A sense of displacement.
(d) A sense of overwhelming understanding.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Baldwin describe a "new society" in the book, Notes of a Native Son?

3. According to Baldwin, who were the only people able to maintain a useful and unquestioned friendship with Negroes during the 1940s and 50s in Paris?

4. According to Baldwin, what discovery brings an end to the alienation of the American student in Paris?

5. What is the avowed aim of the American protest novel?

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