Works by African American Writers Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In The Souls of Black Folk, what did Du Bois mean by the term double consciousness?

Question 2 2. What is the battle royal in Invisible Man?

Question 3 3. What was the name of James Baldwin's semi-autobiographical novel?

Question 4 4. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, the poem's speaker expresses a wish for which figure to be black?

Question 5 5. According to Richard Wright in his autobiography Black Boy, what do Southern white people want black people to do?

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Question 6 6. According to his autobiography Black Boy, what leads to Richard Wright to become an alcoholic at a very young age?

Question 7 7. In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, who recruits the narrator as a speaker?

Question 8 8. What is the name of Alice Walker's famous novel that was made into an Academy Award-nominated film?

Question 9 9. Frederick Douglass should be remembered as all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. In I, Too, Sing America, what is Hughes saying through the lines They send me to eat in the kitchen/When company comes?

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Question 11 11. What proved to be the most important skill that Frederick Douglass learned as a young child?

Question 12 12. What was a pivotal moment in the speaking life of Frederick Douglass?

Question 13 13. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, what does the speaker refer to as 'A book one thumbs / Listlessly, till slumber comes'?

Question 14 14. In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, black nationalism is represented by which character?

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

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Question 16 16. What is the main motivating factor for Janie in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God?

Question 17 17. When Maya Angelou's grandmother decides to move her away from the South, she relocates to:

Question 18 18. Which of the following is a theme found in current African-American literature?

Question 19 19. What is the name of Toni Morrison's novel that tells the story of a slave who tried to kill her children?

Question 20 20. Zora Neale Hurston is famous for writing _____.

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Question 21 21. How did Frederick Douglass escape his life as a slave?

Question 22 22. How does the poem I, Too, Sing America relate to Walt Whitman's poem I Hear America Singing?

Question 23 23. Who was the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Question 24 24. In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, who is Janie's true love?

Question 25 25. Claude McKay's poem 'If We Must Die' was:

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Question 26 26. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a young Maya Angelou experiences many challenges in her life, EXCEPT:

Question 27 27. W. E. B. Dubois is famous for all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 28 28. In his autobiography Black Boy, what does Richard Wright attribute his childhood hunger to?

Question 29 29. Zora Neale Hurston was all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 30 30. Why does Hughes use an infected sore to describe what happens to deferred dreams?

Works by African American Writers Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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