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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year was the all-Black production of Carmen Jones released?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1951.
(c) 1957.
(d) 1954.

2. Of all Americans, who does Baldwin say Negroes distrust the most?
(a) Lawyers.
(b) Jews.
(c) Musicians.
(d) Politicians.

3. What biblical story does Baldwin say allows the Blacks to identify with Jews?
(a) Jesus' crucifixion.
(b) God's creation of Adam.
(c) Moses' deliverance from Egypt.
(d) God's Covenant with Abraham.

4. Who was the presidential candidate representing the Progressive Party at the time Baldwin wrote this essay?
(a) James Jordan.
(b) Clarence Warde.
(c) Henry Wallace.
(d) Paul Roberson.

5. How does Baldwin describe literature on the subject of the Negro in America when it is written by Whites?
(a) Problem Literature.
(b) Social Literature.
(c) Protest Literature.
(d) Change Literature.

6. What point of view does Baldwin use in this essay?
(a) First person limited narrative.
(b) Second person narrative.
(c) First person narrative.
(d) Third person narrative.

7. How does Baldwin describe a "new society" in the book, Notes of a Native Son?
(a) One in which inequalities will disappear and vengeance will be exacted.
(b) One in which inequalities change because of protests.
(c) One in which Negros and Whites work together.
(d) One in which Negros resume their slave duties.

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

9. What are protest novels?
(a) Socialism connecting nowhere to racism.
(b) Reality connecting nowhere with fantasy.
(c) Fantasies connecting nowhere to reality.
(d) Racism connecting nowhere to social policy.

10. What stereotypical trait is shared by the female and male leads in the film Carmen Jones?
(a) Light colored skin.
(b) Blue eyes.
(c) Fine hair.
(d) Dark colored skin.

11. Where did the Melodeers ultimately end up rehearsing for their performances in Atlanta?
(a) A private home.
(b) A Negro motel.
(c) YWCA.
(d) YMCA.

12. Where is Harlem located?
(a) California.
(b) New York.
(c) New Jersey.
(d) Georgia.

13. Who was the representative of the Progressive Party in Atlanta?
(a) Mrs. Dorothy Dandridge.
(b) Mr. Henry Wallace.
(c) Mrs. Frank Johnson.
(d) Mrs. Branson Price.

14. What Hollywood studio produced the film Carmen Jones?
(a) Universal Studios.
(b) Twentieth Century Fox.
(c) Walt Disney Studios.
(d) MGM Studios.

15. What did the parents of the Melodeers oppose prior to their departure for Atlanta?
(a) The trip to Atlanta.
(b) Only one chaperone for the group.
(c) An extra tour.
(d) Mr. Wades as the group's manager and guardian .

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin?

2. What two big name magazines, popular in the African American community in the 1940s, are mentioned in the chapter entitled The Harlem Ghetto?

3. What novel does Baldwin criticize as a more modern piece of shallow propaganda from the Negro experience?

4. What newspaper rivaled the Amsterdam Star-News in the 1940s?

5. What novel does Baldwin compare Uncle Tom's Cabin to?

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