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We Wear the Mask

We Wear the Mask

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

We Wear the Mask: Name That Theme Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around We Wear the Mask? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. The poem's refrain supports the theme of:


lies and deceit
awe and amazement
sorrow
repression
Q. The phrase "torn and bleeding hearts" most closely supports the theme of:


race
suffering
lies and deceit
spirituality
Q. The phrase "mouth with myriad subtleties" illuminates nineteenth-century issues of:


society and class
race
truth
both 1 and 2
Q. The "vile" clay in the third stanza appears as part of a question dealing with issues of:


lies and deceit
society and class
repression
masculinity
Q. The apostrophe "O great Christ" further emphasizes the theme of:


suffering
race
versions of reality
transformation
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