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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Jones contends "A slave cannot be a ______" (fill in word).
2. What magazine does Ellison write music reviews for?
(a) Saturday Review.
(b) Negro Nightlife.
(c) New Yorker.
(d) Music Town Tonight.
3. How does Ellison define the "understanding of art?"
(a) Created by the whims of the culture at the time.
(b) It is not to be understood, only felt.
(c) Limited to a very few elite patrons.
(d) Depending upon one's willingness to extend one's humanity.
4. What does Ellison do to find some peace and quiet?
(a) Creates a sound system of his own.
(b) Begins to meditate.
(c) Pads the walls with newspaper.
(d) Wears earplugs.
5. What two types of music is Ellison torn between as a child?
(a) Sacred and Profane.
(b) Be-bop and Big Band.
(c) Negro folk and Western classical.
(d) Country Western and Soul.
6. What is the final grade Jackson finished in school?
(a) Freshman in college.
(b) Graduate degree in music.
7. Who co-founds modern jazz with Parker?
(a) Pat Brown.
(b) Louis Armstrong.
(c) Jimmy Rushing.
(d) Dizzy Gillespie.
8. What is Jimmy Rushing's instrument?
9. What does the hero of "Invisible Man" do that is a common theme in Negro folklore?
(a) Writes his thoughts in song lyrics.
(b) Hides his true self from the world.
(c) Travels from the south and goes north to find freedom.
(d) Layers meaning under jokes and images of nature.
10. What is Mrs. Jackson cooking in "The Way It Is?"
(a) Hot dogs and tuna fish casserole.
(b) Venison and lima beans.
(c) Peas, rice and pork chops.
(d) Chili con carne.
11. What is the significance of printing Negro with a capital N?
(a) Typographical error.
(b) Dismissive category.
(c) Victory for Negro people's self-definition.
(d) There is no significance.
12. What does Jones advise his audience to do?
(a) Eat plenty of vegetables.
(b) Approach his work, "Blues People" as a theoretical endeavor.
(c) Read his poetry outdoors.
(d) Protest against the Vietnam war.
13. What race of people are allowed into Minton's?
(a) Everybody is allowed in.
(b) White people.
(c) Negro people.
(d) Negro musicians and white customers.
14. Who are the two main characters in "Intruder in the Dust?"
(a) Chick Mallison and Lucas Beauchamp.
(b) William Faulkner and Maria Sothington.
(c) Mark Marroni and Leroy Belvadon.
(d) Joe and Mal.
15. What is the fee for clients at the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic?
(a) Twenty five dollars.
(b) Twenty five cents.
(c) One dollar.
(d) One hundred dollars.
Short Answer Questions
1. When does Jones place the beginnings of the blues?
2. Who is Mrs. Lydia Maria Child?
3. Is Ellison interested primarily in injustice or art?
4. Who lives on the left of Ellison?
5. What is the basic spiritual outlook of the American Negro?
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