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. What does Fisher miss when he is away at medical school in "The Caucasian Storms Harlem"?
(a) Nothing.
(b) His mom.
(c) His friends.
(d) The city.

2. What does the mother mean when she tells her son to "not act like a nigger" in the essay by Hughes?
(a) To act right.
(b) To not act poor.
(c) To act rich.
(d) To misbehave.

3. What is the title of Hughes's poem that points out that artistic endeavors can release the "hurt in your heart"?
(a) "Heart".
(b) "Hurt Heart".
(c) "Heat".
(d) "Hurt".

4. What do the police refuse in response to the murdered police officer in Johnson's essay?
(a) Peace among the Negroes.
(b) A trial for the officer's murderer.
(c) Any calls regarding the murder.
(d) Protective custody for Negroes seeking help.

5. What must the "New Negro" be willing to do in "A New Crowd - What Is He"?
(a) Demand equal pay.
(b) Become wealthy.
(c) Heed the law of self-preservation.
(d) Work long, hard hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of McKay's poem where people gather around a lynched man?

2. Who cuts Cozzens with a razor from Pop Overton's shop in "Blades of Steel"?

3. What does Fisher note about the Cabaret dancers in his essay, "The Caucasian Storms Harlem"?

4. What does the author of "Art or Propaganda" believe about the sustainability of art?

5. Who wrote "If We Must Die"?

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