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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the "New Negro" believe in?
(a) The rights of equality.
(b) The rights to work with whites.
(c) The rights to be wealthy.
(d) The rights of others and free press and assembly.

2. What is the conflict in "Sweat"?
(a) Love.
(b) Delia's husband is sleeping with another woman.
(c) Sykes's beatings.
(d) Deceit.

3. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "Old Crowd" filled with?
(a) Men who are weak and old.
(b) Men who care for only themselves.
(c) Men who turn the other cheek.
(d) Men who fight.

4. What is the main character of "Sweat" afraid of?
(a) Love.
(b) Snakes.
(c) Heights.
(d) Spiders.

5. What does McKay describe in "A Long Way from Home"?
(a) Mileage.
(b) His journey home.
(c) His journey away from home.
(d) The arrival at Ellis Island.

6. What does the poem immediately following "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts" by Countee Cullen address?
(a) The history of her artwork.
(b) Her thoughts on Harlem.
(c) How to become a successful Negroe.
(d) Her thoughts on Africa.

7. Which of the following does the author of "A New Crowd - A New Negro" NOT describe as a necessary characteristic of a new leader?
(a) Educated.
(b) Handsome.
(c) Young.
(d) Radical.

8. According to Garvey, what does he feel is the opposite result of the construction of a great African nation?
(a) They are constructing a massive fall of the great nation of Africa.
(b) They will never reach that great nation.
(c) They are being enslaved by this ideology.
(d) Negroes will always work in a country founded by whites.

9. According to Locke, why have Negroes been treated a certain way?
(a) Lack of money.
(b) Sterotypes.
(c) Lack of education.
(d) Lack of love.

10. Which essay addresses the August 1900 incident?
(a) "American Negro".
(b) "Garrveyism".
(c) "Black Manhattan".
(d) "The New Negro".

11. According to Garvey, what should the "New Negro" be handed while building an empire in Africa?
(a) Aristocracy and privilege.
(b) Fame.
(c) Fortune.
(d) Wealth.

12. What does Alain Locke suggest in "The New Negro" about the "old Negro"?
(a) The "old Negro" is very much active.
(b) The "old Negro"has completely died out.
(c) The "old Negro" is nothing more than a myth or ideal.
(d) The "old Negro" desires what the "new Negro" wants.

13. Who wrote the essay "Race Pride"?
(a) Du Bois.
(b) Domingo.
(c) Garvey.
(d) Randolph.

14. What was formed as a response to the police's refusals in Johnson's essay?
(a) Citizen Protection.
(b) Citizens Protective League.
(c) Leagues of Prtection.
(d) Protection Gangs.

15. Who wrote "If We Must Die"?
(a) Garvey.
(b) James Weldon Johnson.
(c) Randolph.
(d) Domingo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sentiment is suggested about American Negroes in relation to Negroes in other parts of the world?

2. What are the names of McKay's two poems?

3. What does Johnson say about the Negro Manhattan?

4. What seems to be the consensus of the essays in "New Negro Radicalism"?

5. Who is the author of "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?

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