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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many hours does it take to get from Milan to the Swiss Village?
2. What is Baldwin arrested for while in Paris?
3. According to Baldwin, how did an American Negro view another American Negro in Paris during the 1940s and 50s?
4. What have some of the men in the Swiss village accused Baldwin of doing?
5. When was Baldwin's father born?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Baldwin writes about the struggle for African Americans to find their own identity in the United States. Based on Baldwin's essays, do you think African Americans will be able to find their identity as American citizens or will they always have to "escape" in order to try to find their identity? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2In 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 3Baldwin 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.
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