English 1A Passing by Larson Nella

You may reference both A Chosen Exile . . . and the novel Passing to help you answer the questions, and you can use current or historical references to support your answers, as well.
1.) Define the term “passing” the way it is used in Nella Larsen’s novel, Passing, and the way it is used in Prof. Hobbs’ presentation A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life.
2.) Name and define at least 3 types of “passing” that exist within in American society today in 2021.
3.) Does “passing” still continue in our society today in 2021? Explain in detail, and give examples to support your answers.
4.) In the beginning of the novel Passing, at the Drayton Hotel restaurant which characters are “passing” for white? Explain in detail. a.) Whose reasons for “passing” are you sympathetic to, and why? Explain in detail.
5.) What kind of relationship do Clare Kendry and Irene Redfield have? Explain in detail.
6.) What do people of color in the documentary and in the novel Passing hope to gain by “passing for white”? Explain in detail.
7.) What are people of color in the documentary and in the novel expected to give up in order “successfully pass for white”? Explain in detail.
8.) Explain in detail, how can “passing” for a different race affect a person psychologically and emotionally?
9.) How are the family members of a person who chooses to pass affected by that member’s decision to “pass”? Explain in detail.
10.) Do you think that “passing” is an acceptable strategy to use in romantic relationships? Explain in detail. a.) Is it an acceptable strategy to use in business for advancement? Explain in detail.
https://archive.org/details/passing00lars/mode/2up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toyjv27q17E