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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Baldwin describe the housing of all students living in the Latin Quarter?
(a) Dingy hotels.
(b) Medival-looking hotels.
(c) Ageless, sinister-looking hotels.
(d) Hotels with classic architecture.

2. Where does Baldwin think the older brothers and sisters in the Swiss village go to school?
(a) America.
(b) The synagogue.
(c) The town at the bottom of the mountain.
(d) France.

3. What term does Baldwin use to describe the lives of American student in Paris in the 1950s?
(a) Social Stability.
(b) Social Limbo.
(c) Social Butterflies.
(d) Social Congruence.

4. What emotion of Baldwin's father does he describe as "never to be trusted"?
(a) His father's kindness.
(b) His father's temper.
(c) His father's sadness.
(d) His father's love.

5. What food was always in the reoccurring nightmares that Baldwin had while in Fresnes?
(a) Sweet potato pie.
(b) His mother's macaroni and cheese.
(c) Collard greens.
(d) His mother's fried chicken.

6. Who were the only white people that visited Baldwin's childhood home?
(a) Welfare workers and police officers.
(b) Welfare workers and bill collectors.
(c) Welfare workers and teachers.
(d) Bill Collectors and police officers.

7. Where was Baldwin's father born?
(a) St. Louis.
(b) Atlanta.
(c) Harlem.
(d) New Orleans.

8. According to Baldwin, where does the family lineage of any black man in America stop?
(a) Colonization.
(b) Emancipation.
(c) Africa.
(d) The slave trade.

9. In the essay Equal in Paris, what are we told lead police to know that one of the Parisian hotels had their property stolen?
(a) A witness called the police.
(b) The hotel monogram on the sheets.
(c) The color of the sheets.
(d) Baldwin's friend told the police they were stolen.

10. What does Baldwin assume is the main religion of the Swiss village?
(a) Buddhism.
(b) Catholicism.
(c) Islam.
(d) Judiasm.

11. What have some of the men in the Swiss village accused Baldwin of doing?
(a) Dating some of the women in the Swiss village.
(b) Talking badly about their religion.
(c) Stealing firewood.
(d) Being the devil.

12. According to Baldwin, what was the legend of Paris?
(a) One of bureaucracy.
(b) One of equality.
(c) One of freedom.
(d) One of democracy.

13. What legislation made it possible for American soldiers to pay for their education in Paris after the war?
(a) G.I. Bill.
(b) The Foreign Education Bill.
(c) The Veterans Educational Achievement Act.
(d) The Soldier's Education Act.

14. According to Baldwin, what does not exist among American students in Paris in the 1950s?
(a) A worthwhile experience.
(b) An educational experience.
(c) A different experience.
(d) A common experience.

15. How long had Baldwin been gone from home when his father passed away?
(a) A little over a year.
(b) More than 2 years.
(c) Less than a year.
(d) One year.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Baldwin say must sustain the American Negro in the present?

2. What prison was Baldwin sent to because of his last name?

3. Approximately how many American Negroes were living in Paris during the 1950s?

4. What did Baldwin suggest attracted ex-GI's to live and study in Paris?

5. Who visits Baldwin while he is in prison with the promise of sending someone to represent him at his trial?

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