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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) 6,000.
(b) 3,000.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 5,000.

3. What does Baldwin say must sustain the American Negro in the present?
(a) The European future.
(b) The African past that is disregarded in Europe.
(c) The American past that is disregarded in Europe.
(d) The European present.

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

5. What happened on the same day that Baldwin's father died?
(a) The ninth child was born.
(b) The seventh child was born.
(c) The tenth child was born.
(d) The eighth child was born.

6. 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 ex-GIs went to Paris for the culture.
(c) Because the ex-GIs could study the same things in the United States.
(d) Because ex-GIs did not like in the student colony.

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

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

9. According to Baldwin, what feeling did the American Negro and the French Negro share?
(a) A sense of change.
(b) A sense of overwhelming understanding.
(c) A sense of displacement.
(d) A sense of sadness.

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) Musicians.
(b) American politics.
(c) The Eiffel Tower.
(d) French politics.

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

12. What did Baldwin consume a lot of while writing?
(a) Croissants and Wine.
(b) Coffee and Croissants.
(c) Coffee and Tea.
(d) Coffee and Wine.

13. In the chapter, A Question of Identity, how does Baldwin learn about his struggle for identity in the world?
(a) By observing the lifestyle of the French African.
(b) By studying at a Parisian University.
(c) By speaking with Parisians.
(d) By observing others and examining his own growth.

14. 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.

15. According to Baldwin, which students are successfully entrenched in Parisian lifestyle?
(a) Those that use their GI funding to study at Parisian university.
(b) Those that know American history.
(c) Those that take time to study the culture and People of Paris.
(d) Those that marry French women.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Baldwin go to the Swiss village?

2. What difference does Baldwin suggest exists between soldiers that studied in Paris and those that did not?

3. Why does Baldwin assume that the Swiss village is not Protestant?

4. Approximately how many people live in the Swiss village that Baldwin visits?

5. Where does Baldwin think the older brothers and sisters in the Swiss village go to school?

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