Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the poem "If We Must Die", what does McKay compare the killings of his race to?
(a) Genocide.
(b) Turkey.
(c) Hogs.
(d) Deer.

2. What is the biggest blockage for Negro artists, according to Hughes?
(a) Creativity.
(b) Tendency to mimic lifestyle of whites.
(c) Inequality of wealth.
(d) Tendency to discredit their work.

3. What type of music is in "The Banjo Player"?
(a) Bluegrass.
(b) Music of peasant people.
(c) Classical.
(d) Blues.

4. Who is the author of "Art or Propaganda"?
(a) Locke.
(b) Hughes.
(c) Domingo.
(d) Hurston.

5. Which poet uses the word "if" as a basis for a sonnet to his mother?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Dante.
(c) Dunbar.
(d) Placido.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characteristic does the attitude of the "New Crowd" take?

2. What is "City Love" about?

3. What term is coined to mean that African Americans do not produce art specific to their race due to the absorption of American ways?

4. What does Hurston examine in "Spiritual and Neo-Spiritual"?

5. Whose growls are heard by the people at the end of "Uncle Monday"?

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