Notes of a Native Son Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Stranger in the Village.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the population of the town at the foot of the mountain, where many of the Swiss villagers shop and go to the movies?
(a) 5,000.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 3,000.
(d) 6,000.

2. How does Baldwin describe the relationship between the Negroes and the Jews in Harlem?
(a) Amicable.
(b) Indifferent.
(c) Contentious.
(d) Unwanted.

3. How does Baldwin describe the American Ideal?
(a) Everyone should connect to their cultural identity.
(b) Everyone should be as different as possible.
(c) Everyone should be as alike as possible.
(d) Everyone should reconnect to American history.

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

5. How many of Baldwin's brothers were in the quartet?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened on the same day that Baldwin's father died?

2. How far was the Fresnes prison from Paris?

3. Where can the true raison d'être of the Negro press be found?

4. When was Baldwin's father born?

5. What reason does Baldwin give for Blacks living in Paris?

(see the answer key)

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