Name: Kobie r Day Please use this sheet to answer the questions.

Name: Kobie r Day
Please use this sheet to answer the questions. Save as DuBois_studyguide and upload in Moodle drop box titled DuBois Study Guide. After you do that, take the quiz that is under the drop box.
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WEB DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk
Chapter 1: “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”
Who was WEB DuBois? (short answer)
Who do you think the audience is for this book? White people or black people? Why?
“Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question”—what is “the other world” that he is mentioning here?
What is the question that white people want to ask him, but they do not?
Why were African Americans considered “a problem” at the beginning of the 20th century, when DuBois published his work?
Quote the passage where he describes how he discovered that he is considered “a problem.”
What does he mean here? And do you agree with what he says? “It dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others…”
What is his reaction to that discovery?
Quote the passage that describes double consciousness. Give a definition of double consciousness in your own words.
What is “the veil”?
What were the main problems that African Americans had to confront after the Emancipation? Find the quote in the text that summarizes them.
What was the problem with the “ideals of the past”? Find the quote.
What is needed more than ever in DuBois’ times? Find the quote.
Is the freedom promised to African Americans after the Emancipation a reality in DuBois’ times?