Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2: Romancing the Shadow.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote The Words to Say It?
(a) Marilee Coxwell.
(b) Mason Conte.
(c) Maxine Christenson.
(d) Marie Cardinal.

2. When did Morrison read The Words to Say It?
(a) 1978.
(b) 1988.
(c) 1990.
(d) 1983.

3. Morrison claims that she does not want to replace what with Afrocentric domination?
(a) Eurocentric.
(b) White.
(c) Literature.
(d) American.

4. What does Morrison believe we need to learn about to discover the nature and cause of literary whiteness?
(a) How Africanism functions.
(b) Why we rely on Africanism in literature.
(c) Why we read American fiction.
(d) Who invented Africanism.

5. What does Morrison claim has impoverished literature?
(a) Agendas in criticism.
(b) Anger at Eurocentric culture.
(c) Critics of American literature.
(d) New readers.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the white image related to the erasure of, according to Morrison?

3. Which group does Morrison say responds to culture the most?

4. Who does the main female character in Sapphira and the Slave Girl demand power over?

5. In American literature, what does Morrison believe artists transfer internal conflicts to?

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