Shadow and Act Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Part 1, The Seer and the Seen, Section 1

1. What does Ralph Ellison's father hope that Ralph will grow up to be?
(a) Poet.
(b) Police officer.
(c) College professor.
(d) Jazz musician.

2. Where does Ellison grow up?
(a) Oklahoma City.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Dallas.
(d) New York City.

3. How does Ellison describe his boyhood experience in Oklahoma?
(a) Very controlled and regimented experience.
(b) Poverty stricken existence with little enjoyment.
(c) Romantic aspirations in the spirit of frontier adventurousness.
(d) Series of mind numbing and violent episodes.

4. As a child what do Ellison and his boyhood friends believe they are to do?
(a) Be whoever they would and could be.
(b) Negros had no chance of doing anything interesting in life.
(c) They were doomed to hard manual labor and suffering.
(d) Negros could never equal the lives of white Americans.

5. What are the three themes of "Shadow and Act" according to the Introduction?
(a) Racism, Poverty and Obstruction of Justice.
(b) Classical Dance, Country Music and Folk Art.
(c) White people, Black people, and Native Americans.
(d) Literature, Jazz/Blues and the relationship between Negro America and American culture.

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