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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What's the name of Baldwin's brother who relayed his experience with the Melodeers in Atlanta?
2. Who had the money to pay for the Melodeers' accommodations in Atlanta?
(a) Mrs. Brandon Price.
(b) Louis Burner.
(c) Clarance Warde.
(d) Henry Wallace.
3. What stereotypical trait do the immoral and evil characters share in the film Carmen Jones?
(a) Coarse hair.
(b) Dark colored skin.
(c) Brown eyes.
4. What two stereotypical figures does the author portray as portraits of the Negro in America with laudatory and heinous qualities?
(a) Carmen Jones and Uncle Tom.
(b) Aunt Jemima and Othello.
(c) Aunt Jemima and Carmen Jones.
(d) Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom.
5. What point of view does Baldwin use in this essay?
(a) Third person narrative.
(b) Second person narrative.
(c) First person narrative.
(d) First person limited narrative.
6. According to Baldwin, who are the three most important characters in Uncle Tom's Cabin?
(a) George, Miss Ophelia, and Uncle Tom.
(b) Uncle Tom, Miss Ophelia, and Eliza.
(c) George, Eliza, and Uncle Tom.
(d) George, St. Clair, and Uncle Tom.
7. According to Baldwin, what color are the robes of the saved?
8. What does Baldwin say is the hatred symbol of Georgia?
(a) The Mulatto.
(b) The Jew.
(c) The Negro.
(d) The Black man.
9. Since Negroes have been in this country, Baldwin writes that their one devastating gain was:
10. How was the 1955 production of Carmen Jones different than previous productions?
(a) It had an all-Negro cast.
(b) It had an all-African cast.
(c) It had an interracial cast.
(d) It had an all-white cast.
11. According to Baldwin, at what point does the making of an American begin?
(a) At the point where the individual reaches Ellis Island in New York.
(b) At the point that the person enters the country and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
(c) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and receives their U.S. citizenship from the government.
(d) At the point where the individual rejects all other ties and history to other nations and adopts the venture of the adopted land.
12. Why does Baldwin criticize the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set?
(a) Because it does not accurately portray the American ghetto.
(b) Because they do not accurately portray the environments of the working class Negroes characterized in the movie.
(c) Because they do not accurately portray the working-class.
(d) Because they do not show the intermingling of working class Negroes and Whites.
13. Where did the Melodeers ultimately end up rehearsing for their performances in Atlanta?
(b) A private home.
(d) A Negro motel.
14. 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 middle class black people and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(c) The music pieces were sung by white people and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
(d) The music pieces were sung by white men and dubbed over the black actor's lip syncs.
15. What novel does Baldwin criticize as a more modern piece of shallow propaganda from the Negro experience?
(a) Black No More.
(b) Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(c) Native Son.
(d) Carmen Jones.
Short Answer Questions
1. What stereotypical trait is shared by the female and male leads in the film Carmen Jones?
2. According to Baldwin, what color is associated with evil?
3. How is the story of the Negro described in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
4. Where did the Melodeers room while in Atlanta?
5. What genre of film is the movie Carmen Jones?
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