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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the avowed aim of the American protest novel?
(a) To bring greater freedom to the oppressed.
(b) To bring greater charity to the oppressed.
(c) To bring the ideals of socialism to the oppressed.
(d) To bring Christianity to the oppressed.
2. Why does Baldwin criticize the book Native Son?
(a) The book negates the role of the black woman in society.
(b) The book dehumanizes Negro women and makes the Negro man superior to the Negro woman.
(c) The book describes the life of a Negro man as if he was a White man.
(d) The book negates the whole race and converts the Negro man's pride into anger.
3. Who had the money to pay for the Melodeers' accommodations in Atlanta?
(a) Louis Burner.
(b) Henry Wallace.
(c) Clarance Warde.
(d) Mrs. Brandon Price.
4. According to Baldwin, both the Negro and the Jew are characterized as:
5. What impeded the Progressive Party's progression in Harlem during the 1940s?
(a) The campaign promises were too common.
(b) The campaign promises were geared towards Whites.
(c) The campaign promises were too extravagant.
(d) The campaign promises were geared towards African Americans.
6. Protest novels are said to resemble:
(a) Missionaries to Africa.
(b) Missionaries to South America.
(c) Missionaries to America.
(d) Missionaries to India.
7. How many of Baldwin's brothers were in the quartet?
8. According to Baldwin, why has the face of the Negro changed over time?
(a) Because of the white man's need for making Negroes cook and clean the white man's home.
(b) Because of the portrayal of Uncle Tom.
(c) Because African Americans refuted the stereotypical images Aunt Jemima.
(d) Because of the white man's need for making Negroes as white as possible in order to interact with them.
9. How does Baldwin describe the relationship between the Negroes and the Jews in Harlem?
10. How does Baldwin say American life compares to life in other parts of the world in the 1940s?
(a) Life in America moves faster.
(b) Life in America moves slower.
(c) People in America are indifferent to what is going on in other parts of the world.
(d) Life in America moves at the same pace as other places in the world.
11. Why is the language and dialect in the film Carmen Jones considered an insult on black people?
(a) Because the characters speak like stereotypical Negroes.
(b) Because the characters speak like enslaved Africans.
(c) Because the characters speak like northern born Negroes.
(d) Because the characters speak like antebellum Negroes adopting the patterns language of their masters.
12. Where is Atlanta located?
(a) New York.
13. In what year was the all-Black production of Carmen Jones released?
14. Which of the following is not a characteristic given to history by Baldwin?
(a) Remote Violence.
(c) Negative images in the media.
15. Who is the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin?
(a) James Baldwin.
(b) Harriet Beecher Stowe.
(c) Richard Wright.
(d) George S. Schuyler.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who played the lead role of Carmen in the film Carmen Jones?
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 type of accommodations were promised to the Melodeers prior to leaving for Atlanta?
4. How is the story of the Negro described in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
5. Where is Harlem located?
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