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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "New Crowd" filled with?
(a) Desrie to become equal.
(b) Hatred.
(c) A burning passion for equality.
(d) A will to fight fire with fire.

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

5. Who is the author of "Blades of Steel"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Fisher.
(c) Domingo.
(d) Randolph.

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

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

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

9. What is Locke describing when he says "its a place inhabited and controlled by Negroes of many different walks of life"?
(a) Harlem.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) Africa.
(d) Capetown.

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

11. Who is the author of "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?
(a) Randolph.
(b) Domingo.
(c) James Weldon Johnson.
(d) Garvey.

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

13. What does Fisher note about the Cabaret dancers in his essay, "The Caucasian Storms Harlem"?
(a) Many are white.
(b) Many are old.
(c) Many are inexperienced.
(d) He hates them.

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

15. What do the essays in the section "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I" have in common?
(a) Negroes desire to learn.
(b) Where negroes came from.
(c) They connect Negroe relationships with their white counterparts.
(d) Negroes ancestry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who supposedly bewitches the main character of "Luani of the Jungles"?

2. According to Locke, how do Negroes respond to their treatment by other races?

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

4. In what essay does the author state that "a Negro will turn on another Negro if ordered"?

5. Who is the essay "Luani of the Jungles" about?

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