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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does DuBois say you must pass through on the way to the Temple of Knowledge?
(a) The Gates of Toil.
(b) The Valley of the Shadow of Death.
(c) The Door of Self-knowledge.
(d) The Sea of Doubt.

2. Who made the final word on policy regarding escaped slaves arriving in Union Army lines?
(a) Cameron.
(b) Butler.
(c) Fremont.
(d) Halleck.

3. Who does DuBois say does not wince when he sits with him?
(a) His student.
(b) His boss.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) His student's father.

4. What kind of work is DuBois doing, by portraying the inhabitants of Dougherty County?
(a) Portraiture
(b) History.
(c) Anthropology.
(d) Zoology.

5. How long ago did this teaching take place, from the moment of DuBois’ writing?
(a) Six months.
(b) Four years.
(c) Seventeen years.
(d) Twelve years.

6. What role does DuBois say black music plays in American culture?
(a) He says that it is more European than American.
(b) He says that it is an African rhythm in American life.
(c) He says that it is the true American music.
(d) He says that it is just beginning to emerge.

7. What does the first stream of thought call for, which DuBois describes in Chapter 6?
(a) Cooperation between men globally.
(b) Power to rule over powerless.
(c) Hierarchical gradations of personhood.
(d) Wisdom to help the helpless.

8. Booker T. Washington’s ascendancy is the most remarkable event in American race relations since when, according to DuBois?
(a) 1865.
(b) 1808.
(c) 1876.
(d) 1860.

9. What does DuBois want to teach a thinking man to do?
(a) Practice an art.
(b) Prosper.
(c) Work.
(d) Think.

10. The Black Belt is described as the ______ of the Confederacy.
(a) Blues capital.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Swamp.
(d) Bread basket.

11. What does DuBois say is the effect the Gospel of Pay has on the Gospel of Work?
(a) It ennobles it.
(b) It distracts from it.
(c) It befouls it.
(d) It uplifts it.

12. What does the person who wants to be free have to do, according to the poem that opens chapter 3?
(a) Stop the fight.
(b) Strike a blow.
(c) Receive a blow.
(d) Withdraw his fist.

13. What does DuBois propose as the solution to race prejudice?
(a) Education.
(b) Regulation.
(c) Civil rights.
(d) Prosperity.

14. What was Halleck’s position on runaway slaves?
(a) Send them home.
(b) Give them work.
(c) Educate them.
(d) Send them north.

15. When did ‘the fire of African freedom’ cease to burn in American’ slaves’ veins, according to DuBois?
(a) 1808.
(b) 1750.
(c) 1870.
(d) 1860.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Ben Butler’s solution to the escaped slaves showing up in his camp?

2. How does DuBois characterize the arrival of freedom for blacks in America?

3. How does DuBois characterize Hippomenes?

4. What most of the hundred hills of Atlanta crowned with, according to DuBois?

5. What was Fremont’s solution to the escaped slaves showing up in his camp?

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