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Question 1: Beauford Delaney was born in ________, USA, in 1901.
Knox County, TennesseeChattanooga, TennesseeMemphis, TennesseeKnoxville, Tennessee

Question 2: Then some of his work was noticed by Lloyd Branson, an elderly American ________ and Knoxville's best known artist.

Question 3: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, ________, Ralph Ellison, William Gardner Smith and Richard Gibson had all preceded him in journeying to Europe.
Langston HughesDashiell HammettChester HimesHarlem Detective

Question 4: His father Samuel was both a barber and a ________ minister.
MethodismBaptistChristianityChristian denomination

Question 5: Delia, born into slavery and never able to read and write herself, transferred a sense of dignity and self-esteem to her children and preached to them about the injustices of ________ and the value of education.
RacismRacial segregationSouth Africa under apartheidEthnic cleansing

Question 6: He feared that many of his Harlem friends would be uncomfortable or repelled by his ________.
Sexual orientationHomosexualityBisexualityLesbian

Question 7: But it was also the time of the “________” and it was this that Beauford was confronted with on his arrival.
United StatesGreat DepressionFederal Reserve SystemRepublican Party (United States)

Question 8: His years in Paris would lead to a dramatic stylistic shift from the "figurative compositions of New York life to ________ studies of color and light."[5]
United StatesCentral Intelligence AgencyAbstract expressionismNational Security Agency

Question 9: In 1953, at the age of 52, and just as the centre of the art world was shifting to New York, Delaney left New York for ________.
ParisMarseilleVersaillesÉvry, Essonne

Question 10: His arrival in New York City at the time of the ________ was exciting.
African-American literatureHarlem RenaissanceLangston HughesAfrican American culture

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