Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of changes does Locke see in the overall perception of Negroes?
(a) Small changes.
(b) Negative changes.
(c) Postive changes.
(d) Big, radical changes.

2. What does Locke notice about the bars and clubs in "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts"?
(a) Whites are just now being allowed to enter.
(b) Whites are serving Negroes.
(c) Whites are prohibited.
(d) They are now attracting a white clientele.

3. What is said that the "New Negro" will not allow from politicians in "The New Negro - What Is He"?
(a) To campaign in their area.
(b) To diminsih their goals.
(c) To take their tax money.
(d) To make empty promises.

4. What aspect of the Negro culture does Locke discuss?
(a) The spiritual aspect was beaten down.
(b) The spiritualitywas non-existent.
(c) The spiritual aspect was supported.
(d) The physicality was missing.

5. What did the police officer of Johnson's essay think the wife was doing on the street corner?
(a) Waiting for someone.
(b) Acting drunk.
(c) About to jay walk.
(d) Soliciting.

6. What is being seen among the heritage of the minorities in "Race Pride"?
(a) A protection of their race.
(b) A new pride.
(c) A new appreciation of their lives.
(d) A new commitment to bettering their race.

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

8. According to Locke, how do Negroes respond to their treatment by other races?
(a) They allow themselves to be ridiculed.
(b) They back down.
(c) They fight back.
(d) They use it as an excuse to behave the way they do.

9. 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) Young.
(b) Handsome.
(c) Radical.
(d) Educated.

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

11. Who is the author of "Harlem Reviewed"?
(a) Nikki Court.
(b) Nancy Cunard.
(c) Nicholas Cunard.
(d) Nicole Cunny.

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

13. What characteristic does the attitude of the "New Crowd" take?
(a) Motivated.
(b) Radical.
(c) Optimistic.
(d) Apprehensive.

14. What ethnicity is Paul in the essay "Cane"?
(a) Spanish.
(b) Italian.
(c) Indian.
(d) It never says directly.

15. Who says "white folks is white" in one of Cullen's poems?
(a) Aunt Jem.
(b) Uncle Jem.
(c) Uncle Jim.
(d) Aunt Em.

Short Answer Questions

1. What essay concludes with the idea that labor organizations should "harness the discontent of Negroes" in order to obtain "working class emancipation"?

2. Who sings "Shake that Thing" at local bars in the essay by Claude McKay?

3. What do the essays in the section "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I" have in common?

4. Where does the boxer from the essay "Wedding Day" leave America to go to?

5. According to Garvey, what does he feel is the opposite result of the construction of a great African nation?

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