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. Why does Baldwin insist that the operatic songs performed by the cast in the film Carmen Jones have no connection to Negro life?
(a) The music pieces were sung by white men and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(b) The music pieces were sung in Italian and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(c) The music pieces were sung by middle class black people and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(d) The music pieces were sung by white people and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.

2. Protest novels are said to resemble:
(a) Missionaries to India.
(b) Missionaries to Africa.
(c) Missionaries to South America.
(d) Missionaries to America.

3. What was the aim of the quartet groups like the Melodeers?
(a) To change Whites' views of Black music.
(b) To sing at churches.
(c) To travel to other parts of the country.
(d) To make a livelihood from music.

4. What did Baldwin's first jail cell resemble?
(a) A bird's nest.
(b) An American prison.
(c) A chicken coop.
(d) A prison cell.

5. What negative stereotype does the character Carmen Jones perpetuate?
(a) The stereotype of Negro women being the desire of white men's lust.
(b) The stereotype of light skinned Negroes being smarter than dark skinned Negroes.
(c) The stereotype of rampant sexuality.
(d) The stereotype of subservient Negro women.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the night club in the Latin Quarter that specializes in fried chicken and jazz?

2. In total, how many days did Baldwin spend in the French prison system?

3. According to Baldwin, what characteristic does Dorothy Dandridge have that Pearl Bailey lacks?

4. In the essay Equal in Paris, what city was Baldwin's new "friend" from?

5. In the chapter, A Question of Identity, how does Baldwin learn about his struggle for identity in the world?

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