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. Who says that those participating in the riots were acting out of self-defense?
(a) Domingo.
(b) Du Bois.
(c) Randolph.
(d) Garvey.

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

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

4. Who is the essay "Sweat" about?
(a) Dede.
(b) Hurston's life.
(c) Delia.
(d) Hot summers in Mississippi.

5. What does Locke say unites the "American Negro"?
(a) A common heritage.
(b) A common ideology.
(c) A common experience.
(d) A common race.

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

7. In which essay does Garvey outline the specifics of his plan to establish an empire in Africa?
(a) "Defense of the Negro Rioters".
(b) "Garveyism".
(c) "The Future As I See It".
(d) "Race Pride".

8. What will the new leader not rest until he achieves in "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?
(a) Until he receives national recognition.
(b) Until the new negro has an equal footing.
(c) Until the old crowd dies.
(d) Until women are seen as equal.

9. How many outcomes does Randolph attribute to Mr. Garvey's ideals in "Garveyism"?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.

10. What does Johnson say about the Negro Manhattan?
(a) It's the most beautiful and healthful.
(b) It's overpopulated.
(c) It's dilapidated.
(d) He loves it.

11. What does the poem, "Poem", say the author has in common with the "little brown boy"?
(a) She is also a jig.
(b) She is also happy.
(c) She too feels repressed.
(d) She is also brown.

12. What does the "old crowd" recommend in "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?
(a) Radical measures.
(b) Radical changes.
(c) Conservative measures.
(d) Conservative changes.

13. 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) Negroes ancestry.
(d) They connect Negroe relationships with their white counterparts.

14. What fact does Locke cite at the end of "American Negro" in relation to outsider's perceptions?
(a) They do not understand the Negro race.
(b) They are slowly seeing humans in the Negro race.
(c) They see only what they want to see.
(d) They are being studied and not debated about.

15. What does the essay "Afro-American Fragment" address?
(a) Their fragmented lifestyles.
(b) Their fragments of art work.
(c) The lack of personal information most have about their homeland, Africa.
(d) Their fragments of love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Locke analyze in relation to the conditions and movement of the "new Negro"?

2. What is the conflict in "Sweat"?

3. What did the police officer of Johnson's essay think the wife was doing on the street corner?

4. What is the title of Marcus A. Garvey's essay that follows "Garveyism"?

5. What age does Cullen specifically focus on in her writings?

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