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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does DuBois characterize the revival preacher?
(a) A healer who is also a politician.
(b) The center and life of a community.
(c) A charlatan with great skills.
(d) The most unique figure in American culture.

2. Where does DuBois say leadership for blacks will have to come from?
(a) Foreigners.
(b) The old Southern aristocracy.
(c) The blacks themselves.
(d) Northerners.

3. What art form comes most directly from the Sorrow Song?
(a) Blues.
(b) Dixieland.
(c) Jazz.
(d) Ragtime.

4. Where does DuBois say Alexander Crummell came from?
(a) The pulsing Now.
(b) The crimson Past.
(c) The gray To-come.
(d) The indistinguishable ether.

5. What did Alexander Crummell doubt when he was visited by the third temptation, of Doubt?
(a) The possibility of redemption.
(b) The reality of grace.
(c) The value of his life.
(d) The existence of God.

6. How does DuBois say the Africans placed slavery within their spiritual schema?
(a) As the first necessary step in their ascent.
(b) As retribution for ancient wrongs.
(c) As punishment for original sin.
(d) As a triumph of evil forces.

7. Why does DuBois say blacks in the South abandoned politics?
(a) Without a fair judiciary, politics were senseless.
(b) There were so many scandals it became disreputable.
(c) The whites stole from them regardless of politics.
(d) There was too much violent opposition.

8. What has black religion contributed to, in DuBois' account?
(a) Poor white religion.
(b) American middle-class religion.
(c) American political life.
(d) American entertainment.

9. What news did DuBois get, at the beginning of the chapter?
(a) That his son had been born.
(b) That his son had died.
(c) That his son was sick.
(d) That his wife had died.

10. Where does DuBois say he met Alexander Crummell for the first time?
(a) At Tuskegee
(b) At a Wilberforce commencement.
(c) When he was teaching in Tennessee.
(d) At Fisk.

11. How long does it take John to come home?
(a) Two years.
(b) One year.
(c) Four years.
(d) Seven years.

12. What does DuBois say is the result of the geographical separation of races?
(a) Typically the best of each race comes in contact with the other.
(b) The races mingle more socially.
(c) No one can see the whole picture.
(d) The races are preserved from each other’s flaws.

13. What kind of people does DuBois say the sorrow songs come from?
(a) Long-suffering.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Indomitable.
(d) Disappointed.

14. What does DuBois say blacks typically see in the area of law and justice?
(a) Profitability.
(b) Opportunity.
(c) Revenge.
(d) Humiliation.

15. What does DuBois say is the tragedy of the age?
(a) That violence is tolerated and approved.
(b) That wickedness is rewarded with profit.
(c) That men know so little of men.
(d) That virtue is typically powerless.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was John Jones from?

2. What is the avenue for escape from the grind of debt, according to DuBois?

3. How did being kicked out of school change John?

4. How does DuBois characterize the sorrow songs?

5. How does DuBois characterize the process of land valuation in the Black Belt?

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