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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. 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.

2. The author claims in his conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook" that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom when?
(a) "Two hundred years too late."
(b) "Two hundred years too soon."
(c) "One hundred years too late."
(d) "One hundred years too soon."

3. Where did Homer live?
(a) Rome.
(b) Greece.
(c) France.
(d) Egypt.

4. What must one become "concerning destruction and death," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "Peaceful and analytical."
(b) "Logical and honest."
(c) "Tough and philosophical."
(d) "Bold and incisive."

5. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to a seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated may proved to be true?
(a) Paradox.
(b) Irony.
(c) Malaprop.
(d) Atonement.

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. The author describes the recipient's face as being the same face of whom in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. What word from "My Dungeon Shook" refers to extremely cruel and brutal behavior?

4. How does the author describe the stock from which the letter recipient came in "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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