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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following best describes Marie Cardinal?
(a) Sensitive and young.
(b) White and privileged.
(c) Small and crass.
(d) Stressed and insane.
2. What two things does Morrison claim not to be extremely distinct for a writer?
(a) Visual art and performance art.
(b) Speaking and writing.
(c) Reading and writing.
(d) Reading and drawing.
3. What is the opposite of restrained in the dichotomy present in Morrison's book?
4. Which of the following words refers to denotative and connotative blackness that the African people have come to signify?
(b) Black literature.
5. Who wrote The Words to Say It?
(a) Marilee Coxwell.
(b) Marie Cardinal.
(c) Mason Conte.
(d) Maxine Christenson.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Morrison see that the subject of the dream is?
2. Which of the following words does Morrison use to describe writers?
3. What is "the Thing"?
4. According to Morrison, what do readers and writers struggle to interpret?
5. Possessed, where does Cardinal run?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Morrison say about Africanism worldwide?
2. Why doesn't Sapphira and the Slave Girl allow readers to ignore race?
3. What is the most significant question that stems from Morrison reading Cardinal's book?
4. Who does Morrison blame for literary whiteness and blackness?
5. What implication stems from the fact that imagination produces work?
6. Which authors does Morrison describe as using black references in their work?
7. What does Toni Morrison think about Marie Cardinal's book?
8. Describe the character Sapphira and her motives.
9. Describe Morrison's statement that the subject of the dream is the dreamer.
10. What can happen if we learn about the way Africanism functions in the literary imagination?
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