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. 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 white men only like subservient black men and women.
(b) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story that Negroes are always angry at white men.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.

2. How does Baldwin describe the housing of all students living in the Latin Quarter?
(a) Dingy hotels.
(b) Ageless, sinister-looking hotels.
(c) Hotels with classic architecture.
(d) Medival-looking hotels.

3. Which group of Swiss villagers sometimes extend grave overtures of friendship to Baldwin?
(a) Senior Citizens.
(b) Women.
(c) Children.
(d) Teenage Girls.

4. 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 by middle class black people and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(c) The music pieces were sung in Italian 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.

5. What does Baldwin say is the hatred symbol of Harlem?
(a) The Black man.
(b) The Negro.
(c) The Mulatto.
(d) The Jew.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Baldwin and his white friend from New York go on Baldwin's last night in New Jersey?

2. How long did the quartet's trip to Atlanta last?

3. Why was Uncle Tom's Cabin was written?

4. Who played the lead role of Carmen in the film Carmen Jones?

5. What university were American soldiers attending in Paris?

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