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Trivia Quiz - James Baldwin: Wonderful Writer!


What do you know about the life of writer James Baldwin?

Quiz Number: 3249
Date Submitted: October 15, 2009
Quiz Categories: American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: Secret_Author
Average Score: 54.2 percent
Times Taken: 52 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3
Quiz is about: James Baldwin

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1. James Baldwin wrote "Notes Of a Native Son" in reference to what?
  A.   Richard Wright
  B.   Robert Bone
  C.   Ralph Ellison
  D.   Irving Howe

2. What High School did James Baldwin attend in the Bronx?
  A.   Christ The King High School
  B.   Central Bronx High School
  C.   Christ The Redeemer High School
  D.   Dewitt Clinton High School

3. In 1948, James Baldwin left the United States and moved to what country?
  A.   England
  B.   France
  C.   Finland
  D.   Norway

4. What was the name of James Baldwin's first novel, published in 1953?
  A.   Nobody Knows My Name
  B.   The Fire Next Time
  C.   Another Country
  D.   Go Tell It On The Mountain

5. In 1963, his essay "Down At The Cross" got him on the cover of what magazine?
  A.   Newsweek
  B.   Life
  C.   Time
  D.   Look

6. What was the name of his book-length essay that discussed the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.?
  A.   The Evidence Of Things Not Seen
  B.   No Name In The Street
  C.   Just Above My Head
  D.   The Fire Next Time

7. James Baldwin wrote 2 novels in the 1970's. One was "Just Above My Head", what was the name of the second one?
  A.   No Name In the Street
  B.   The Fire Next Time
  C.   If Beale Street Could Talk
  D.   Another Country

8. In another book length essay, James Baldwin wrote about the Atlanta Child Murders in the early 80's. What was it's name?
  A.   The Fire Next Time
  B.   The Evidence Of Things Not Seen
  C.   Another Country
  D.   If Beale Street Could Talk

9. In 1983, James Baldwin published a book of poems titled?
  A.   Jimmy's Blues
  B.   James's Blues
  C.   Jamie's Blues
  D.   Joey's Blues

10. James Baldwin was the victim of a vicious homophobic attack in the book "Soul On Ice." What author wrote the book?
  A.   Eldridge Cleaver
  B.   Timothy Leary
  C.   Kevin Brown
  D.   Richard Wright


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