Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1: Black Matters.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Morrison teach?
(a) American Literature.
(b) English composition.
(c) Racial Studies.
(d) Women's studies.

2. What is the name of Sapphira's slave?
(a) Lola.
(b) Nancy.
(c) Amy.
(d) Stephanie.

3. Possessed, where does Cardinal run?
(a) Into the park.
(b) Into a concert hall.
(c) Into a theater.
(d) Into the street.

4. Which of the following words does Morrison use to describe writers?
(a) Telling.
(b) Angry.
(c) Lustrious.
(d) Probing.

5. Which type of artist does Morrison describe as being the most anarchic?
(a) Writers.
(b) Photographers.
(c) Readers.
(d) Painters.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many lectures is Playing in the Dark based on?

2. How does Morrison feel about the scholar who deemed the term "darky" acceptable?

3. What does Morrison determine is the cause of Nancy's mother's lack of maternal love?

4. What does Morrison's work require her to consider?

5. When was a criticism written deeming the term "darky" acceptable?

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