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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What tool(s) does Baldwin take with him to the Swiss village?
2. What is Baldwin arrested for while in Paris?
3. According to Baldwin, which students are successfully entrenched in Parisian lifestyle?
4. How long had Baldwin been gone from home when his father passed away?
5. According to Baldwin, what does not exist among American students in Paris in the 1950s?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the essay entitled Notes of a Native Son, Baldwin uses his own personal experience to help the reader understand racial prejudice. What is the significance of Baldwin using his own personal story to relay his message? How does his own personal experience help the reader to understand racial prejudice? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Baldwin describes his relationship with his father in Notes of a Native Son. After his father's death, Baldwin feels a sense of melancholy that he never had a chance to bond with his father. Why do you think Baldwin feels this way? What regrets, if any, do you think Baldwin had at the end of his father's life? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
In the essay entitled, A Question of Identity, Baldwin finds it ironic that many Americans opted to remain in Europe after the war to experience the cultural freedoms available there, but later returned to the Unites States hungry for the rules and society in which they were raised. Do you find this ironic? Why do you think African American men returned to the United States after spending time in Europe? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
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