The Norton Anthology of African American Literature

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The answer must be take from the books which is :

1-Gates, Henry Louis. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature;

2-Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon;

3-Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes were Watching God.

I got the last two book but I still do not have the first book for Henry Louis which is the important one from the rest.…

These are the question that I need answer for it.

. Identification / Matching

Put the letter of the correct match in the blank space next to its corresponding answer.

1. W.E.B. Du Bois ____

2. Zora Neal Hurston ____

3. Booker T. Washington ____

4. “Struggle for an Education” ____

5. End of the Civil War ____

6. Charles Chestnutt ____

7. Frederick Douglass ____

8. Start of slavery in the United States ____

9. “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” ____

10. “The Passing of Grandison” ____

A. 1607

B. Author of “Struggle for an Education”

C. Author of “The Wife of His Youth”

D. Details W.E.B. Du Bois’ reflection on freedom, liberty, and book-learning

E. Details Booker T. Washington’s reflection on becoming educated

F. Provides Charles Chesnutt’s representation of the trickster figure

G. Author whose narrative exposes the fallacies in US thinking on slavery

H. Author who introduced the concept of “double consciousness”

I. 1865

J. Author whose work takes place in Eatonville, Florida

II. Definitions (30 points)

Give a brief definition for six of the below terms / concepts. If you provide responses for

more than six terms, only the first six you provide will be graded.

1. Accommodationism

2. Regionalism

3. Trickster Figure

4. Black Subjectivity Debate

5. Social Construct

6. The Veil

7. Double Consciousness

8. Colorism

III. Short Answers (50 points)

Answer five of the following questions as completely as you can by including whatever

pertinent information you can think of to demonstrate your knowledge. Successful

answers will usually be at least 4 – 6 sentences. If you provide responses for more than

five questions, only the first five you provide will be graded.

1. Discuss the significance of what the horizon symbolizes in Their Eyes Were Watching God.

2. How does Uncle Julius function as a trickster figure in “The Goophered Grapevine”?

Be sure to describe what the trickster figure is in providing your response.

3. What is the significance of African American writers’ practice of detailing the moment

they come to recognize their Blackness? Describe one specific example provided by a writer in giving your response.

4. How does Hugh Auld’s response to his wife teaching Frederick Douglass the alphabet

work against the assumption that slavery was natural?

5. How is the appearance of language in Charles Chesnutt’s writing related to the Regionalist literary tradition?

6. How does Harriet Jacobs portray the particular impact slavery’s oppression has on Black women? Describe

one example from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

in providing your response.

7. What is the difference between where Black subjectivity is during W.E.B. Du Bois and

Booker T. Washington’s ideological debate versus where Black subjectivity is during

Jacobs and Douglass’ writing of their narratives? What does this difference say about the

nature of race as a social construct?

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