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African American Writers - 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Zora Neale Hurston was all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 2 2. Why did Ellison not give the narrator a name in Invisible Man?

Question 3 3. Who was the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Question 4 4. What was the name of James Baldwin's semi-autobiographical novel?

Question 5 5. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, why is Africa so distant for the speaker?

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Question 6 6. Frederick Douglass should be remembered as all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 7 7. How does Zora Neale Hurston address gender roles in Their Eyes Were Watching God?

Question 8 8. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, the poem's speaker expresses a wish for which figure to be black?

Question 9 9. What is the battle royal in Invisible Man?

Question 10 10. In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie's husbands represent all of the following, EXCEPT:

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Question 11 11. Why was A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass such a groundbreaking work?

Question 12 12. What is the name of Alice Walker's famous novel that was made into an Academy Award-nominated film?

Question 13 13. In his autobiography Black Boy, what was the main cause of the violent clashes between Richard and the women of his family?

Question 14 14. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is:

Question 15 15. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, what gives the speaker inner peace?

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Question 16 16. In his autobiography Black Boy, why does Richard Wright part ways with the Communists?

Question 17 17. In his autobiography Black Boy, what does Richard Wright attribute his childhood hunger to?

Question 18 18. How did Frederick Douglass escape his life as a slave?

Question 19 19. Why has Maya Angelou's poetry been criticized?

Question 20 20. In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, who recruits the narrator as a speaker?

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Question 21 21. What role did religion play in James Baldwin's life?

Question 22 22. Why does Hughes use an infected sore to describe what happens to deferred dreams?

Question 23 23. What does Hughes say about dreams in his poem Harlem?

Question 24 24. Which character rose to power by manipulating white people's understanding of him?

Question 25 25. Countee Cullen's marriage to whom was a major event?

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Question 26 26. What are the major themes of Langston Hughes' writing?

Question 27 27. How did Jim Crow laws play a role in the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a theme found in current African-American literature?

Question 29 29. Claude McKay was famous because:

Question 30 30. What proved to be the most important skill that Frederick Douglass learned as a young child?

African American Writers - 11th Grade: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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