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

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) "Black."
(b) "Gone."
(c) "Fallen."
(d) "Aflame."

3. 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."

4. The author claims of white people in "My Dungeon Shook," "They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which" what?
(a) "They cannot escape."
(b) "They never wanted."
(c) "They do not understand."
(d) "They created themselves."

5. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe" what?
(a) "What white people say about you."
(b) "That your life is fluid."
(c) "That you are attainable."
(d) "That you are destined for greatness."

Short Answer Questions

1. What must one become "concerning destruction and death," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?

2. The author writes in "My Dungeon Shook," "This innocent country set you down" where?

3. When did E. Franklin Frazier help draft the UNESCO statement entitled The Race Question?

4. The author claims in "My Dungeon Shook," "Any upheaval in the universe is terrifying because it so profoundly attacks one’s sense of" what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What paradox does the author describe in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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

4. Who is Charles Dickens and why does the author cite him in "My Dungeon Shook"?

5. How does the author suggest his nephew perceive the "details and symbols of your life" in "My Dungeon Shook"?

6. How does the author describe aspirations toward excellence or mediocrity in "My Dungeon Shook"?

7. What does the word "Negro" mean, and how is it applied in The Fire Next Time?

8. What does the author remark about love and survival in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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

10. What "is the danger in the minds of most white Americans," according to the author in "My Dungeon Shook"?

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