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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many schoolhouses are located in the Swiss village?
(a) 2.
(b) 1.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

2. According to Baldwin, what has the African not yet endured that the American Negro has endured?
(a) Slavery.
(b) Colonization.
(c) Transcontinential travel.
(d) Alienation from his people and his past.

3. Why does Baldwin escape to Paris?
(a) To live with a French family.
(b) To study French culture.
(c) To escape the racial prejudice of America.
(d) To escape the racial prejudice of Africa.

4. What occurred a few hours after the funeral of Baldwin's father?
(a) A race riot.
(b) A Progressive Party rally.
(c) Baldwin's brother passed away.
(d) A black man was beat up by the police.

5. In the essay Equal in Paris, what city was Baldwin's new "friend" from?
(a) New Jersey.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) Atlantic City.
(d) New York City.

6. What performer did Baldwin believe would be remembered for their performance as the embattled solider in Broadway's Deep Are the Roots?
(a) Harry Belafonte.
(b) Otto Preminger.
(c) Gordon Heath.
(d) Joe Adams.

7. What prison was Baldwin sent to because of his last name?
(a) Sorbonne.
(b) La Santé.
(c) Fresnes.
(d) La Mese.

8. According to Baldwin, which one of the following performers had the ability to be a successful performer in Paris in the 1940s and 50s?
(a) Jospehine Baker.
(b) Dorothy Dandridge.
(c) Duke Ellington.
(d) Harry Belafonte.

9. According to Baldwin, who were the only people able to maintain a useful and unquestioned friendship with Negroes during the 1940s and 50s in Paris?
(a) White Americans.
(b) Negro entertainers.
(c) The French.
(d) Negro soliders.

10. Instead of discussing the past, what does Baldwin suggest the American Negro and Whites discuss while in Paris in the 1940s and 50s?
(a) French politics.
(b) Musicians.
(c) American politics.
(d) The Eiffel Tower.

11. What gift did Baldwin's attorney friend bring him in prison?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Lucky Strike Cigarettes.
(c) Clean bed sheets .
(d) A bottle of French wine.

12. What issue is the American constantly confronted with in Paris?
(a) Racism.
(b) Prejudice.
(c) Colonization.
(d) Identity.

13. According to Baldwin, how did an American Negro view another American Negro in Paris during the 1940s and 50s?
(a) A source of rage.
(b) A source of sadness.
(c) A source of knowledge.
(d) A source of joy.

14. What is the name of the first church that Baldwin can remember attending with his family as a child?
(a) First Baptist Church.
(b) 138th Street Baptist Church.
(c) Harlem United Church.
(d) Abyssinia Baptist Church.

15. What is one way that Baldwin claims a person can become entrenched in the Parisian lifestyle?
(a) Eating a French cafes.
(b) Marrying a French citizen.
(c) Living with a French Family.
(d) Visiting the American embassy in France.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color clothing did Baldwin say he did not have to wear to his father's funeral?

2. Who were the only white people that visited Baldwin's childhood home?

3. Where did Baldwin spend much of his time while in Paris?

4. What happened on the same day that Baldwin's father died?

5. What was the profession of Baldwin's father?

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