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Arts & Culture: Brain Teaser
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Think you know a few things about African American arts? Find out what you know -- and need to know -- with our monthly series of brain teaser quizzes.

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1 What artist developed a successful gardening therapy program for wounded World War I soldiers?
James VanDerZee
Aaron Douglas
Augusta Savage
Henry Ossawa Tanner

2 Whose writing career began with what many regarded as a parody of Ralph Ellison's INVISIBLE MAN?
Cornel West
Samuel Delany
Ishmael Reed
Toni Morrison

3 The actor James Earl Jones was first lauded for his portrayal of whom?
Darth Vader
Jack Johnson
Photography
Architecture

4 At what place - purported to harbor evil spirits in African folklore - did bluesman Robert Johnson supposedly sell his soul to the devil?
A cemetery
A cave
The crossroads
The riverside

5 The depiction of Southern lynching in Oscar Micheaux's second film, WITHIN OUR GATES (1920), is sometimes interpreted as a reaction to what early motion picture?
LITTLE DARLING (1909)
A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902)
BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
THE TRAMP (1915)

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