Fifteen questions on one of America's great
writers to ponder over this summer. If you think you have them - or close - e-mail your answers by August 31st and win a book by
or about James Baldwin. In case of a tie the winner will be selected by ye olde
1. At Frederick Douglass Junior High School in Harlem, Baldwin joined the literary club whose adviser at the time was
2. At age 14 Baldwin became
3. Who was the man who became a father figure and mentor to Baldwin, recommending him for the Eugene Saxton Fellowship which he received in 1945?
4. When Baldwin was awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship in 1948, he bought a one-way ticket to
5. Baldwins first book, Go Tell It on the Mountain, is
6. Eldridge Cleaver, speaking for many Black activists in the 1960s, referred to Baldwin's "error," which he felt was Baldwins
7. One of the essays in which Baldwin spoke out against Richard Wrights Native Son was
8. The character of Leo Proudhammer (Tell Me How Long The Trains Been Gone) rose from the streets of Harlem to become Americas greatest black
9. From which work is the following quote
taken: "Money, as it turns out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if
you didnt have it and thought of other things if you did."?
11. A Rap on Race is Baldwins account of a dialogue with
12. Baldwins play concerning a woman evangelist torn between religious fanaticism and love of her carefree, jazz-playing husband is
13. Set in the bohemian world of 1950s Paris, this novel recounts a young mans awakening to his true homosexual nature . . .
14. This short story portrays the initiation of a racist as a man remembers the time his parents took him to see the mutilation and murder of a black man . . .
15. One of the many writers to speak at Baldwins memorial service in 1987 said: "This man traveled the earth like history and its biographer. He reported, criticized, made beautiful, analyzed, cajoled, lyricized, attacked, sang, made us think, made us better, made us consciously human." The speaker was
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