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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What prison was Baldwin's friend sent to that he was forbidden to enter?
(a) La Mese.
(b) Fresnes.
(c) Sorbonne.
(d) La Santé.

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

4. Which group of Swiss villagers sometimes extend grave overtures of friendship to Baldwin?
(a) Teenage Girls.
(b) Senior Citizens.
(c) Children.
(d) Women.

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

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

7. What phenomenon does Baldwin address in the essay entitled, A Question of Identity?
(a) Americans who chose to remain in Paris after the war.
(b) Americans who fought in the war.
(c) African Americans who leave America to write about race in America.
(d) Americans who chose to remain in America after the war.

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

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

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

11. What did Baldwin's first jail cell resemble?
(a) An American prison.
(b) A prison cell.
(c) A bird's nest.
(d) A chicken coop.

12. What do the Swiss Villagers occasionally do on Sundays?
(a) Ski.
(b) Cook dinner.
(c) Go to the movies.
(d) Wash dirty laundry.

13. How does Baldwin describe the entertainment industry in Paris for American performers in the 1940s and 50s?
(a) Difficult.
(b) Prosperous.
(c) Easy.
(d) Complicated.

14. According to Baldwin, what does the black man in American struggle to find?
(a) His childhood memories.
(b) His former slave master.
(c) His real family.
(d) His own identity.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What university were American soldiers attending in Paris?

2. What food was always in the reoccurring nightmares that Baldwin had while in Fresnes?

3. When was Baldwin's father born?

4. What is the population of the town at the foot of the mountain, where many of the Swiss villagers shop and go to the movies?

5. According to Baldwin, what discovery brings an end to the alienation of the American student in Paris?

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