The Fire Next Time Quiz | Eight 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 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does the author claim "no one has ever accused her of being bitter" in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) His sister.
(b) His mother.
(c) His daughter.
(d) His wife.

2. The author describes the birth of the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," saying "here you were: to be loved. To be loved, baby, hard, at once, and forever, to strengthen you against" what?
(a) "The struggles you will face."
(b) "The loveless world."
(c) "The madman."
(d) "The world of evil."

3. How does the author describe the recipient's character in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Reactionary, divisive, impulsive."
(b) "Kind, holy, and venerable."
(c) "Tough, dark, vulnerable, moody."
(d) "Calm, collected, at peace."

4. What U.S. President issued the Emancipation Proclamation?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Andrew Johnson.
(c) Ulysses S. Grant.
(d) James Buchanan.

5. When did E. Franklin Frazier help draft the UNESCO statement entitled The Race Question?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1950.
(c) 1946.
(d) 1945.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was E. Franklin Frazier's book The Negro Family in the United States published?

2. When was the Emancipation Proclamation issued?

3. Of the letter recipient's father, the author says in "My Dungeon Shook," "Let him laugh and I see" what?

4. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" means eager to fight or defiant?

5. How many times does the author say he has begun his letter and torn it up in "My Dungeon Shook"?

(see the answer key)

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