The Fire Next Time Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation" – Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author says of one of his ancestors in "My Dungeon Shook," "One of them said, the very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and" what?
(a) "I suddenly saw the light."
(b) "I was engulfed."
(c) "I was given faith."
(d) "My chains fell off."

2. The author urges the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook" to "imagine how you would feel if you woke up one morning to find the sun shining and all the stars" what?
(a) "Gone."
(b) "Fallen."
(c) "Aflame."
(d) "Black."

3. What does the author refer to as "the crime of which I accuse my country" in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "They have turned their backs on the people they needed the most."
(b) "They have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives."
(c) "They refuse to accept the truth of the black man's superiority."
(d) "They have isolated themselves and taken strides to keep themselves as such."

4. What does the word "impertinent" mean in the context of "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Plausible.
(b) Uncomfortable or wary.
(c) Disrespectful or rude.
(d) Inexcusable.

5. How does the author describe himself as a baby in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) He was a small baby.
(b) He was an angry baby.
(c) He was a big baby.
(d) He was a temperamental baby.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author claim to act is to be in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to a seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated may proved to be true?

3. The author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "We have not stopped trembling yet, but if we had not loved each other none of us would have" what?

4. When was E. Franklin Frazier elected as the first black president of the American Sociological Association?

5. What U.S. President issued the Emancipation Proclamation?

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