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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did DuBois says that he learned that he was black?
(a) In his house.
(b) In the crib.
(c) In the womb.
(d) In school.

2. What does DuBois say is the end that meat nourishes?
(a) Religious feeling.
(b) Self-realization.
(c) Political power.
(d) Wealth.

3. Where does DuBois recall having taught, in Chapter 4?
(a) Michigan.
(b) New York.
(c) Tennessee.
(d) Chicago.

4. How does the myth of Atalanta and Hippomenes conclude?
(a) With desertion.
(b) With profanation.
(c) With sanctification.
(d) With consecration.

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

6. What does DuBois say people were beginning to feel when Booker T. Washington began to lead?
(a) Safe.
(b) Proud.
(c) Doubt.
(d) Elation.

7. Where has Booker T. Washington been most criticized, in DuBois' account?
(a) From southerners.
(b) From abroad.
(c) From blacks.
(d) From northerners.

8. What was Frederick Douglas’ program for advancing the Negro?
(a) Accommodation.
(b) Submission.
(c) Self-assertion.
(d) Evolution.

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

10. What is the third stream of thought DuBois describes in Chapter 6?
(a) Thoughts of revenge.
(b) The longing for the past.
(c) Greedy thoughts of profit.
(d) Aspiration to equality.

11. What advice does DuBois say blacks have been getting from whites?
(a) Rise to your potential.
(b) Pay us for freeing you.
(c) Wait seven generations for full equality.
(d) Accept your submission.

12. Who does DuBois say enjoyed the heyday when cotton production expanded in West Dougherty County?
(a) The Northern merchants.
(b) The nouveau riche.
(c) The slave traders.
(d) The Negroes.

13. What conclusion does DuBois come to, regarding color-prejudice?
(a) It is the product of conditions.
(b) It is part of human nature.
(c) It is a decision men make.
(d) It is a relic of a previous time.

14. What does DuBois say he shared with the townspeople where he was teaching?
(a) A common consciousness.
(b) A similar problem.
(c) A friendly antagonism.
(d) A deep hostility.

15. What explanation does DuBois make for the laziness of the blacks he meets?
(a) Temperament.
(b) Racial inferiority.
(c) Social influence.
(d) Social injustice.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does DuBois characterize progress.

2. What problem are the black farmers up against, that was not a problem during slavery?

3. What kind of work is DuBois doing, by portraying the inhabitants of Dougherty County?

4. Where is truth, in the poem that opens Chapter 2?

5. What does DuBois say you must pass through on the way to the Temple of Knowledge?

(see the answer keys)

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