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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why does Baldwin assume that the Swiss village is not Protestant?
(a) The Swiss villagers have Buddhist temples in their homes.
(b) The synagogue are open more often.
(c) The Catholic churches are open more often.
(d) There are no Protestant churches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?
(a) Justice.
(b) Citizenship.
(c) America.
(d) Society.

11. 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) Duke Ellington.
(b) Jospehine Baker.
(c) Dorothy Dandridge.
(d) Harry Belafonte.

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

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

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

15. What was the profession of Baldwin's father?
(a) Minister.
(b) Musician.
(c) Hotel Attendant.
(d) Politician.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What have some of the men in the Swiss village accused Baldwin of doing?

3. Baldwin believed that the American Negro in Paris in the 1940s and 50s was forced to exercise what practice?

4. In what year did Baldwin's father die?

5. How far was the Fresnes prison from Paris?

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