|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What issue is the American constantly confronted with in Paris?
2. What prison was Baldwin's friend sent to that he was forbidden to enter?
3. What reason does Baldwin give for Blacks living in Paris?
4. What did Baldwin's first jail cell resemble?
5. What war is discussed in the chapter entitled A Question of Identity?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the essay Notes of a Native Son, Baldwin uses his personal experience to describe his life as a native son. How does Baldwin's personal account as a Native Son compare to his summary and criticism of the book Native Son in the essay Many Thousands Gone? Does his account address the issues he had with the original story? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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 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.
This section contains 332 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)