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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. Who lives above Ellison?
(a) Exercise club.
(b) Judo training facility.
(c) Tap dancer.
(d) Diligent classical singer.

2. What does Jones analyze "bop" as?
(a) Attempt to circumvent critics.
(b) Misguided anger towards society.
(c) Conscious gesture of separation.
(d) Cultivated blues disguised as popular culture.

3. Where is the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic?
(a) Harlem.
(b) Biloxi.
(c) Lafargue.
(d) Brooklyn.

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

5. What race of people are allowed into Minton's?
(a) Everybody is allowed in.
(b) White people.
(c) Negro musicians and white customers.
(d) Negro people.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says Negro dock workers were the best singers of Irish songs?

2. What is unique about "The Way It Is" compared to the other essays?

3. What establishment is to the right of Ellison?

4. What is the fee for clients at the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic?

5. What street is Minton's on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the mural above the bandstand at Minton's depict?

2. What does Ellison tell us about the matriarch, Mrs. Jackson, in "The Way It Is."

3. What type of music does the upstairs singer practice all day?

4. What captures the attention of many critics about "Blues People."

5. What does Ellison understand the term "Negro culture" to mean?

6. Who does the song "They picked poor robin clean" remind Ellison of?

7. In the Paris Review (Spring 1955) Ellison was interviewed about his work as a writer. What does he say his first piece of professional writing was?

8. What place does "Living with Music" describe?

9. What type of food is served at Minton's?

10. Who is Mahalia Jackson?

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