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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 author describe his ancestors picking in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) Tomatoes.
(b) Oranges.
(c) Cotton.
(d) Apples.

2. What does the author refer to as "the crime of which I accuse my country" in "My Dungeon Shook"?
(a) "They have isolated themselves and taken strides to keep themselves as such."
(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 turned their backs on the people they needed the most."

3. The author writes to the letter recipient in "My Dungeon Shook," "You come from a long line of" what?
(a) "Carpenters."
(b) "Slaves."
(c) "Teachers."
(d) "Poets."

4. For what work is Homer most known?
(a) The Cave.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) The Poet's Destiny.
(d) The Odyssey.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author sign off in his letter in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. What does the author describe his ancestors building in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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

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

5. In "My Dungeon Shook," the author cites E. Franklin Frazier as describing a time when the blacks left the land and entered into what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say the world has done to his brother in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. What does Baldwin claim to be "the root of my dispute with my country" in "My Dungeon Shook"?

3. How is the essay "My Dungeon Shook" formatted and structured?

4. How does the author define the word "integration" in the conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook"?

5. How is the title of the essay employed in "My Dungeon Shook"?

6. How does the author describe his relationship with his brother in "My Dungeon Shook"?

7. How does the author impress the importance of history on his nephew in "My Dungeon Shook"?

8. How has the black man functioned in the white man's world, according to Baldwin in "My Dungeon Shook"?

9. How does the author rally his nephew in the conclusion of "My Dungeon Shook"?

10. How does James Baldwin describe his father's defeat in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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