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Notes of a Native Son Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the Melodeers room while in Atlanta?
(a) a Negro motel.
(b) YWCA.
(c) YMCA.
(d) The homes of Progressive Party members.

2. What point of view does Baldwin use in this essay?
(a) Third person narrative.
(b) First person narrative.
(c) First person limited narrative.
(d) Second person narrative.

3. What does Baldwin claim Jews and Negroes must use in order to be accepted in the 1940s and 1950s?
(a) Religion.
(b) Knowledge of American society.
(c) Every weapon possible.
(d) American History.

4. What was the aim of the quartet groups like the Melodeers?
(a) To travel to other parts of the country.
(b) To sing at churches.
(c) To make a livelihood from music.
(d) To change Whites' views of Black music.

5. Who played the lead male role in the film Carmen Jones?
(a) Harry Belafonte.
(b) Joe Adams.
(c) Sidney Poitier.
(d) Sammy Davis, Jr.

6. What genre of film is the movie Carmen Jones?
(a) Drama .
(b) Horror.
(c) Comedy.
(d) Opera.

7. Who played the lead role of Carmen in the film Carmen Jones?
(a) Lena Horne.
(b) Pearl Bailey.
(c) Carmen Jones.
(d) Dorothy Dandridge.

8. According to Baldwin, how does the book Native Son obliterate the good will of the people as a whole?
(a) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story that stereotypical images share laudatory and heinous qualities with the best possible traits coming to the surface for white consumption.
(b) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story that white men only like subservient black men and women.
(c) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story of hatred and the idea that Negroes can only become validated if they become more like white men.
(d) The good will of the people is obliterated by the story that Negroes are always angry at white men.

9. What did the parents of the Melodeers oppose prior to their departure for Atlanta?
(a) Mr. Wades as the group's manager and guardian .
(b) Only one chaperone for the group.
(c) The trip to Atlanta.
(d) An extra tour.

10. Of all Americans, who does Baldwin say Negroes distrust the most?
(a) Jews.
(b) Lawyers.
(c) Musicians.
(d) Politicians.

11. How does Baldwin describe a "new society" in the book, Notes of a Native Son?
(a) One in which Negros and Whites work together.
(b) One in which Negros resume their slave duties.
(c) One in which inequalities will disappear and vengeance will be exacted.
(d) One in which inequalities change because of protests.

12. What negative stereotype does the character Carmen Jones perpetuate?
(a) The stereotype of light skinned Negroes being smarter than dark skinned Negroes.
(b) The stereotype of rampant sexuality.
(c) The stereotype of subservient Negro women.
(d) The stereotype of Negro women being the desire of white men's lust.

13. Which of the following is not a characteristic given to history by Baldwin?
(a) Injustices.
(b) Slum.
(c) Negative images in the media.
(d) Remote Violence.

14. Who was the legal guardian and road manager of the Melodeers during their journey to Atlanta?
(a) Henry Wallace.
(b) Clarence Warde.
(c) Adam Jones.
(d) Branson Price.

15. Who was the representative of the Progressive Party in Atlanta?
(a) Mr. Henry Wallace.
(b) Mrs. Dorothy Dandridge.
(c) Mrs. Frank Johnson.
(d) Mrs. Branson Price.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did the quartet's trip to Atlanta last?

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

3. Why is the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set necessary for white audiences?

4. What is not one of the two legends of the "white Gentile" as described by Baldwin?

5. What novel does Baldwin compare Uncle Tom's Cabin to?

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