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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3: Disturbing Nurses and the Kindness of Sharks.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which group, according to Morrison, is more likely to claim that racism is neutral?
(a) Asians.
(b) Africans.
(c) Americans.
(d) Europeans.

2. What does America's flight from one thing to another identify as an escape from?
(a) Oppression.
(b) Racial pressures.
(c) Anger.
(d) Tolerance.

3. What is Morrison skeptical about?
(a) The author of The Words to Say It is a real person.
(b) The Words to Say It is a work of fiction.
(c) The author of The Words to Say It was actually healed.
(d) The Words to Say It is an autobiography.

4. Which of the following is the first duty of a persona?
(a) Dutifulness.
(b) Existence.
(c) Exorcism.
(d) Blackness.

5. In the book featuring Henry Morgan, what is stressed?
(a) History.
(b) Romance.
(c) Anger.
(d) Violence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What analogy does Morrison use to describe what studies of racism should focus on?

2. What is Morrison interested in determining about domination?

3. Who does Sapphira plot to rape her slave?

4. What does The Words to Say It document about the author?

5. In The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, how many days are described?

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