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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who co-founds modern jazz with Parker?
(a) Dizzy Gillespie.
(b) Pat Brown.
(c) Jimmy Rushing.
(d) Louis Armstrong.

2. Does Ellison have "Invisible Man" completely thought out prior to writing it?
(a) Yes, the conceptual framework was in place.
(b) Ellison refuses to discuss his writing method.
(c) Partly, he knew what the ending would be, but that was all.
(d) No, he just wrote as it came to him.

3. What falls on Ellison and his wife while they sleep?
(a) Drum set.
(b) Box of books.
(c) Tape machine.
(d) Ceiling.

4. How does Ellison describe Mahalia Jackson?
(a) Female Louis Armstrong.
(b) Jazz Diva.
(c) High Priestess.
(d) Uncle Tom.

5. What street is Minton's on?
(a) 11th Avenue.
(b) Broadway.
(c) 1st Avenue.
(d) 118th Street.

6. What song moves Jackson into the public eye?
(a) Wings of a Dove.
(b) Der Lieberstein.
(c) Move On Up a Little Higher.
(d) Amazing Grace.

7. What magazine does Ellison write music reviews for?
(a) Music Town Tonight.
(b) Saturday Review.
(c) New Yorker.
(d) Negro Nightlife.

8. Where does Charlie Parker die?
(a) Hotel suite of a Baroness.
(b) Mental hospital.
(c) Crossing the Atlantic.
(d) Alley behind Minton's.

9. Who lives on the left of Ellison?
(a) Jazz drummer and trumpet player.
(b) Night shift worker who likes Count Bassie.
(c) Large family with several sets of infant twins.
(d) Husband and wife who constantly bicker.

10. What church does Mahalia grow up in?
(a) Baptist.
(b) Pentecostal.
(c) Roman Catholic.
(d) African Episcopal.

11. What is James Reese Europe known for?
(a) Protesting segregation.
(b) Starting a fire at Minton's.
(c) Playing the tenor sax.
(d) Inventing the fox trot.

12. What does the drunk of legend who lives on the corner like to yell?
(a) I'm lost.
(b) Ain't nobody here but me.
(c) It's a long way to Tipperary.
(d) Shut up.

13. What do all American Negros share?
(a) A hatred toward European colonization and slavery.
(b) Religious and political beliefs.
(c) Educational and economic level.
(d) Genetic links to Central Africa.

14. What do the three sections of "Invisible Man" represent?
(a) Ancient to modern to future.
(b) Darkness to dawn to full sun at noon.
(c) Purpose to passion to perception.
(d) Terror to understanding to acceptance.

15. What establishment is to the right of Ellison?
(a) Dog training school with night classes.
(b) Restaurant with an enormous jute box.
(c) Police Academy with indoor shooting range.
(d) Brothel with large dance hall.

Short Answer Questions

1. What race of people are allowed into Minton's?

2. What does Ellison read in 1935 that moves and intrigues him?

3. Culturally, what do American Negros represent?

4. Where is the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic?

5. What is the original title of the film "The Birth of a Nation?"

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