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

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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. What does Morrison claim that critics do not say about Sapphira and the Slave Girl?
(a) Why it is successful.
(b) Why it was written.
(c) Why it is a failure.
(d) Why people read it.

2. What does Huckleberry Finn critique?
(a) Complex emotions.
(b) Helplessness.
(c) Sexuality and racism.
(d) Class and race.

3. The serviceability of the Africanist presence is more pronounced when Hemingway describes the relationships between which groups?
(a) Blacks and whites.
(b) The faith and the faithless.
(c) Artists and non-artists.
(d) Males and females.

4. Which of the following does Morrison acknowledge?
(a) That each reader reads differently.
(b) That each reader is looking for something different.
(c) That each writer tries to avoid writing about race.
(d) That each author is biased.

5. When was a criticism written deeming the term "darky" acceptable?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1942.
(d) 1951.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the book Morrison opens with in Chapter 3?

2. In Hemingway's work, what do black nurse-men often alter?

3. According to Morrison, what do readers and writers struggle to interpret?

4. In the book featuring Henry Morgan, what is stressed?

5. According to Morrison, what do readers and writers fight for?

(see the answer key)

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