Notes of a Native Son Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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Notes of a Native Son Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Equal in Paris.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the presidential candidate representing the Progressive Party at the time Baldwin wrote this essay?
(a) Paul Roberson.
(b) Henry Wallace.
(c) Clarence Warde.
(d) James Jordan.

2. What difference does Baldwin suggest exists between soldiers that studied in Paris and those that did not?
(a) Many that studied there did not see active duty.
(b) Many that studied there saw active duty
(c) Many that studied there return to America.
(d) Many that did not study in Paris died in battle.

3. Whose records did Baldwin's father forbid his children to play?
(a) James Brown.
(b) Louis Armstrong.
(c) The Melodeers.
(d) The Golden Gate Quartet.

4. According to Baldwin, what was the legend of Paris?
(a) One of bureaucracy.
(b) One of equality.
(c) One of democracy.
(d) One of freedom.

5. According to Baldwin, which one of the following performers had the ability to be a successful performer in Paris in the 1940s and 50s?
(a) Jospehine Baker.
(b) Harry Belafonte.
(c) Dorothy Dandridge.
(d) Duke Ellington.

Short Answer Questions

1. What novel does Baldwin criticize as a more modern piece of shallow propaganda from the Negro experience?

2. What color clothing did Baldwin say he did not have to wear to his father's funeral?

3. According to Baldwin, what has led to unforeseen paradoxical distress?

4. How does Baldwin describe the lives of the nonperforming Negroes in Paris as compared to the lives of Negro entertainers in the 1940s and 50s?

5. How does Baldwin describe the relationship between the Negroes and the Jews in Harlem?

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