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Paul Laurence Dunbar Quiz

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Dunbar was born in what American city where he lived for much of his life?
Cincinnati
Boston
Nashville
Dayton

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How old was Dunbar when he published his first poems?
10
12
14
16

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In his own time, Dunbar received his most acclaim for what style of poetry which tried to match the phonetic patterns of the southern accent?
Dialect
Ode
Patroville
Sonnet

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Dunbar was involved in the production of what musical which was the first ever all-African-American production on Broadway?
In Dahomey
Showboat
Songs of Streams
Leaves of Grass

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What was Dunbar's role in the production of In Dahomey?
He was the director.
He wrote the lyrics.
He recruited the cast members.
He wrote the poem that begins the production.

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Dunbar served as the editor of a newspaper called the Dayton Tattler which was published by what other famous Daytonian?
Orville Wright
William McKinley
Ulysses S. Grant
Mark Twain

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What was the name of Dunbar's first published collection of poetry?
Love and Loss
Fire and Ice
Diamonds and Pearls
Oak and Ivy

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"Dream Lovers" was an operetta that Dunbar wrote with what other known artist?
Alexander Frampton Ypres
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Henry Tuttle-Prios
Daniel-Luc Botsworth

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The following lines are from what Dunbar poem? "It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes / The debt we pay to human guile / With torn and bleeding hearts we smile."
"Lonely Nights"
"Feel My Love"
"Circling the Drain"
"We Wear the Mask"

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In Dunbar's second collection of poetry, Majors and Minors, the Majors were his traditional poems whereas the Minors were what other type of poetry?
Epics
Haikus
Dialects
Ballads

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What is the name of Dunbar's wife who was another famous poet credited with helping to start the Harlem Renaissance?
Stephanie Dunbar-O'Hara
Madeline Houston Dunbar
Alice Dunbar Nelson
Regina Dunbar-Pierce

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Dunbar gained a large amount of popularity in his time thanks to the complimentary yet condescending praise a writer named William Dean Howells gave him. Howells was known for his work editing what journal in which he praised Dunbar's work?
The Chicago Tribune
The Boston Globe
Harper's Weekly
The Liberty Bell

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Paul Laurence Dunbar passed away at what relatively young age?
33
29
24
21

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What is the name of the famous poem by Dunbar which described the accomplishments of Black Americans?
"Ode to Ethiopia"
"Journeymen"
"Moonfall Ballad"
"Feel the Breeze"

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What is the name of Dunbar's 1900 novel that told of life before and after emancipation?
The Visitation of Mary
The Strength of Gideon
The Death of Simon
The Family of Noah

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