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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the political affiliation of the Amsterdam Star-News?
(a) Republican.
(b) Independent.
(c) Progressive.
(d) Democrat.

2. According to Baldwin, what color is associated with evil?
(a) Red.
(b) Green.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

3. Who was the legal guardian and road manager of the Melodeers during their journey to Atlanta?
(a) Branson Price.
(b) Adam Jones.
(c) Henry Wallace.
(d) Clarence Warde.

4. According to Baldwin, both the Negro and the Jew are characterized as:
(a) Cheerful.
(b) Helpless.
(c) Jobless.
(d) Religious.

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

6. Why was Uncle Tom's Cabin was written?
(a) To tell the true story of Uncle Tom.
(b) To show the every day life of a slave.
(c) To prove slavery is wrong.
(d) To abolish slavery.

7. Who had the money to pay for the Melodeers' accommodations in Atlanta?
(a) Henry Wallace.
(b) Mrs. Brandon Price.
(c) Louis Burner.
(d) Clarance Warde.

8. 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 in Italian and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(b) The music pieces were sung by white men 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.

9. According to Baldwin, if black faces cannot be made white then what other way can they be changed in order to be less offensive to white society?
(a) White.
(b) Clear.
(c) Blank.
(d) Light.

10. According to Baldwin, what characteristic does Dorothy Dandridge have that Pearl Bailey lacks?
(a) Sexiness.
(b) Aggression.
(c) Shyness.
(d) Charisma.

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

12. What has made some changes in the face of the Negro?
(a) Age.
(b) History.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Time.

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

14. According to Baldwin, at what point does the making of an American begin?
(a) At the point that the person enters the country and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
(b) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and receives their U.S. citizenship from the government.
(c) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
(d) At the point where the individual reaches Ellis Island in New York.

15. How is the Negro in America referred to in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
(a) A gloomy mist.
(b) A series of mishaps.
(c) A mass of darkness.
(d) A series of shadows.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What Hollywood studio produced the film Carmen Jones?

3. How does Baldwin describe literature on the subject of the Negro in America when it is written by Whites?

4. Why does Baldwin criticize the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set?

5. Where is Atlanta located?

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