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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Baldwin drink before his father's funeral?
(a) Gin.
(b) Whiskey.
(c) Milk.
(d) Tea.

2. According to Baldwin, which of the following can the black man call home?
(a) America.
(b) Africa.
(c) France.
(d) Nowhere.

3. According to Baldwin, what is afforded to American students in Paris?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Responsibility.
(c) Equality.
(d) Irresponsibility.

4. How does Baldwin describe the lives of the nonperforming Negroes in Paris as compared to the lives of Negro entertainers in the 1940s and 50s?
(a) Isolated.
(b) Deprived.
(c) Exciting.
(d) Boring.

5. What color clothing did Baldwin say he did not have to wear to his father's funeral?
(a) Black.
(b) Red.
(c) White.
(d) Blue.

6. 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?
(a) 5,000.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 6,000.
(d) 3,000.

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

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

9. How did the French see Baldwin in the commissariat?
(a) As a French Negro.
(b) As a French man.
(c) As an American Negro.
(d) As an American.

10. Who offered to contact someone outside of the prison on behalf of Baldwin?
(a) A police officer.
(b) A released prisoner.
(c) A patent lawyer.
(d) A prison guard.

11. What war is discussed in the chapter entitled A Question of Identity?
(a) Civil War.
(b) World War I.
(c) Vietnam War.
(d) World War II.

12. 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) The color of the sheets.
(b) A witness called the police.
(c) The hotel monogram on the sheets.
(d) Baldwin's friend told the police they were stolen.

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

14. What reason does Baldwin give for not believing that ex-GIs traveled to Paris to study?
(a) Because ex-GIs rarely attended their courses.
(b) Because the ex-GIs could study the same things in the United States.
(c) Because ex-GIs went to Paris for the culture.
(d) Because ex-GIs did not like in the student colony.

15. What does Baldwin say boys and young men of the Swiss village can be seen doing all week long?
(a) Shoveling snow off of the rooftops.
(b) Skiing.
(c) Going to church.
(d) Praying.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Baldwin, which one of the following performers had the ability to be a successful performer in Paris in the 1940s and 50s?

2. 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?

3. In the chapter entitled A Question of Identity, what does Baldwin describe as a flimsy structure, beneath contempt, designed by and for all the other people?

4. How many schoolhouses are located in the Swiss village?

5. What performer did Baldwin believe would be remembered for their performance as the embattled solider in Broadway's Deep Are the Roots?

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