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1. Baldwin's first published work was a review of which early 20th century Russian author, known for "The Lower Depths," "My Childhood," and "Summerfolk"?
2. Baldwin's semi-autobiographical first novel "Go Tell it on the Mountain" can best be described as belonging to what literary genre?
3. What James Baldwin novel, written in 1956 before the gay liberation movement, depicts the frustrations of a man with his relationships, including with an Italian bartender he meets at a gay bar in Paris?
4. What James Baldwin novel inspired a 2018 romantic drama film directed by Barry Jenkins?
5. Baldwin's first published non-fiction work collected ten essays tackling issues of race in America and Europe. The book drew its title from what novel by Richard Wright, a novel Baldwin sharply criticized?
6. In his essay "Everybody's Protest Novel," what classic did Baldwin criticize for its excess sentimentality and for depicting black slaves as praying to a white God?
7. What type of work was James Baldwin's 1954 publication "The Amen Corner"?
8. Which of the following is NOT a novel by James Baldwin?
9. "_____ / creates the situation, / and, then, the situation / creates _____." What word is missing from this poem by James Baldwin?
10. Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, "Remember This House," was expanded and adapted for a 2016 documentary film. What was the film titled?
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