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African American Writers Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was a pivotal moment in the speaking life of Frederick Douglass?

Question 2 2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is:

Question 3 3. In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie's husbands represent all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. In his autobiography Black Boy, why does Richard Wright part ways with the Communists?

Question 5 5. What is the name of Alice Walker's famous novel that was made into an Academy Award-nominated film?

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Question 6 6. In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, who recruits the narrator as a speaker?

Question 7 7. Claude McKay's poem 'If We Must Die' was:

Question 8 8. What is the main motivating factor for Janie in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God?

Question 9 9. Zora Neale Hurston is famous for writing _____.

Question 10 10. In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, black nationalism is represented by which character?

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Question 11 11. How did Frederick Douglass escape his life as a slave?

Question 12 12. What is the general feeling at the end of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 13 13. Why has Maya Angelou's poetry been criticized?

Question 14 14. In his autobiography Black Boy, what does Richard Wright attribute his childhood hunger to?

Question 15 15. How did Jim Crow laws play a role in the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance?

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Question 16 16. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, what does the speaker refer to as 'A book one thumbs / Listlessly, till slumber comes'?

Question 17 17. Which of the following did NOT contribute to the rise of the Harlem Renaissance?

Question 18 18. What does Hughes say about dreams in his poem Harlem?

Question 19 19. According to his autobiography Black Boy, what leads to Richard Wright to become an alcoholic at a very young age?

Question 20 20. What was the name of James Baldwin's semi-autobiographical novel?

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Question 21 21. When Maya Angelou's grandmother decides to move her away from the South, she relocates to:

Question 22 22. According to Richard Wright in his autobiography Black Boy, what do Southern white people want black people to do?

Question 23 23. What proved to be the most important skill that Frederick Douglass learned as a young child?

Question 24 24. What role did religion play in James Baldwin's life?

Question 25 25. Why was A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass such a groundbreaking work?

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Question 26 26. Claude McKay was famous because:

Question 27 27. What is the battle royal in Invisible Man?

Question 28 28. Harlem Renaissance poet Claude McKay's feelings about America were:

Question 29 29. W. E. B. Dubois is famous for all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. Why did Ellison not give the narrator a name in Invisible Man?

African American Writers Chapter Exam Instructions

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