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 claims in "My Dungeon Shook" that "the danger, in the minds of most white Americans, is" what?
(a) "The loss of faith."
(b) "The loss of identity."
(c) "The loss of power."
(d) "The loss of money."

2. To whom is the author writing in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His son.
(b) His brother.
(c) His nephew.
(d) His father.

3. What does the author claim the black man has functioned as in the white man's world in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) A feat to stand above.
(b) A fixed star.
(c) A token of inspiration.
(d) A slave.

4. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Crafty and deceitful stock."
(b) "Elegant stock."
(c) "Sturdy, peasant stock."
(d) "Intelligent, handy stock."

5. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means eager to fight or defiant?
(a) Virulent.
(b) Truculent.
(c) Cautionary.
(d) Conclusive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say can be heard in the letter recipient's father's "laughter and in his speech and in his songs" in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. Of white people, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "You must accept them and accept them with" what?

3. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom when?

4. What does the word "impertinent" mean in the context of "My Dungeon Shook"?

5. The author claims of white people in "My Dungeon Shook," "They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which" what?

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