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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What biblical story does Baldwin say allows the Blacks to identify with Jews?
(a) Jesus' crucifixion.
(b) God's Covenant with Abraham.
(c) Moses' deliverance from Egypt.
(d) God's creation of Adam.

2. Who had the money to pay for the Melodeers' accommodations in Atlanta?
(a) Louis Burner.
(b) Mrs. Brandon Price.
(c) Clarance Warde.
(d) Henry Wallace.

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

4. What does Baldwin suggest the presupposition of the two novels Kingsblood Royal and If He Hollers Let Him Go are in the chapter entitled Many Thousands Gone?
(a) Black men are inferior to white men.
(b) Blacks need to make themselves less offensive.
(c) Black is a terrible color with which to be born into the world.
(d) The Negro is a man without a homeland.

5. How many of Baldwin's brothers were in the quartet?
(a) One.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. Protest novels are said to resemble:

2. According to Baldwin, what color is associated with evil?

3. Why does Baldwin criticize the cleanliness of the Carmen Jones movie set?

4. Why does Baldwin think it is safe for the film Carmen Jones to utilize an all-Negro cast?

5. According to Baldwin, what characteristic does Dorothy Dandridge have that Pearl Bailey lacks?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Baldwin determine is the main similarity that the American Negro and the French Negro share?

2. Describe the lead characters, Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, in Carmen Jones.

3. Why does Baldwin think that there is nowhere on earth for the black man to call home?

4. Describe the language and dialect in the film Carmen Jones.

5. Why is Baldwin living a bleak life in Paris before he befriends a man from New York?

6. According to Baldwin, why are the mannerisms of the character Carmen Jones based on rampant sexuality?

7. What is the significance of the protest novel?

8. Why does Baldwin use the theme of racial prejudice to set the topic and tone for Notes of a Native Son?

9. According to Baldwin, what stereotypical qualities do Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom share?

10. How does Baldwin escape prosecution in Paris?

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