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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. What does the hero of "Invisible Man" do that is a common theme in Negro folklore?
(a) Layers meaning under jokes and images of nature.
(b) Writes his thoughts in song lyrics.
(c) Travels from the south and goes north to find freedom.
(d) Hides his true self from the world.

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

3. What two types of music is Ellison torn between as a child?
(a) Country Western and Soul.
(b) Be-bop and Big Band.
(c) Sacred and Profane.
(d) Negro folk and Western classical.

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

5. What is Ellison's reaction to the term "Negro culture?"
(a) It is the world he longs to be in.
(b) Past and gone from sight.
(c) Highest type of culture.
(d) The term is so vague as to be meaningless.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the final grade Jackson finished in school?

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

3. What song moves Jackson into the public eye?

4. Where is Ellison living in the essay "Living with Music?"

5. Who lives above Ellison?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is "Minton's Playhouse" located?

2. What does Ellison believe is the primary American theme in both life and literature?

3. Who is LeRoi Jones?

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

5. How does the early film "Birth of the Nation" portray Negro persons?

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

7. What is the film "Intruder in the Dust" about?

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

9. When asked when he began "Invisible Man" what does Ellison answer?

10. What was Jackson's early life like?

(see the answer keys)

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