The Fire This Time Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

Jesmyn Ward
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II, Reckoning: "Black and Blue"; "The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning"; "Know Your Rights!"; "Composite Pops".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Kevin Young say in his essay "Blacker Than Thou" that "you have to do...with white people from time to time" (105)?
(a) Humor them.
(b) Let them win.
(c) Wake them up.
(d) Throw them a bone.

2. The series of Know Your Rights murals were commissioned by a coalition of grassroots organizations called People's Justice for Community Control and what?
(a) Freedom of Movement.
(b) Prosperity.
(c) Public Safety.
(d) Police Accountability.

3. To what city did the author of "Black and Blue" move in 1996 in order to attend college?
(a) Austin.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Memphis.
(d) Orlando.

4. For how many years had The High Bridge been inactive before reopening again just before Emily Raboteau and her family took a walk across it?
(a) Forty-plus.
(b) Fifty-plus.
(c) Twenty-plus.
(d) Thirty-plus.

5. When discussing the murders at Emanuel Methodist Church, the author of "The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning" states, "But Dylann Storm Roof did not create himself from" (146) what element?
(a) From nothing.
(b) From God's image.
(c) From a place of understanding.
(d) From the foundation of a strong upbringing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What belief did Kiese Laymon's grandmother hold that he points to as the only reason he is alive?

2. What does the author of "The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning" ultimately determine is the one feeling that the whole United States needs to share before racially-motivated police brutality can end?

3. What musician does Kevin Young name as the most prominent example of a white person living as a black person?

4. What type of internship had the author of "The Weight" been completing when he had first fallen wholly in the love with James Baldwin's works?

5. What emotion does Jesmyn Ward say is directed toward her by the majority of Americans and has become her dark twin?

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