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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Charlie Christian?
(a) Haunting blues trumpeter.
(b) Greatest jazz guitarist.
(c) Highest paid night club singer.
(d) Innovative drummer.

2. From what did Parker struggle to escape?
(a) Illiteracy.
(b) Color-blindness.
(c) Role of entertainer.
(d) Poverty.

3. What is the significance of printing Negro with a capital N?
(a) Typographical error.
(b) Victory for Negro people's self-definition.
(c) There is no significance.
(d) Dismissive category.

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

5. What is remarkable about the psychiatric staff?
(a) Have no psychiatric training.
(b) Receive no salary.
(c) Not licensed by the state.
(d) Have no experience.

6. Why are slaves able to express themselves in art?
(a) Entertainment was enforced by white culture.
(b) They came from African cultures where art was highly functional.
(c) They were given artistic education by slave owners.
(d) Art was seen as harmless by slave owners.

7. Where does Charlie Christian come from?
(a) Oklahoma City.
(b) Harlem.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) Topeka.

8. Who is Mrs. Lydia Maria Child?
(a) Leading member of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
(b) Patron of the LeRoi Restaurant.
(c) Primary benefactor of Tuskegee Institute.
(d) Teacher of jazz poetry.

9. Where is the book review "Blues People" published and when?
(a) Cleveland Times, 1974.
(b) New York Review, 1964.
(c) Tukumpsee Reader, 1930.
(d) Saturday Review, 1945.

10. 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.

11. Is Ellison interested primarily in injustice or art?
(a) Both equally.
(b) Injustice.
(c) Neither.
(d) Art.

12. What does Jones advise his audience to do?
(a) Approach his work, "Blues People" as a theoretical endeavor.
(b) Eat plenty of vegetables.
(c) Read his poetry outdoors.
(d) Protest against the Vietnam war.

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

14. Why does "Invisible Man" take so long to complete?
(a) Too many versions of the book.
(b) Not perfect enough.
(c) The transitions the character goes through.
(d) No ending.

15. What is Mrs. Jackson cooking in "The Way It Is?"
(a) Venison and lima beans.
(b) Peas, rice and pork chops.
(c) Chili con carne.
(d) Hot dogs and tuna fish casserole.

Short Answer Questions

1. What church does Mahalia grow up in?

2. What is the "Shadow" which Hollywood produces?

3. Who are the two primary managers of Minton's?

4. In "Blues People" how are the blues categorized?

5. Who interviews Ellison in "The Art of Fiction?"

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