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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. Who sings "Shake that Thing" at local bars in the essay by Claude McKay?
(a) Banyo.
(b) Banjy.
(c) Banjo.
(d) Benny.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. What is the essay "To a Dark Girl" about?
(a) Leaving home.
(b) A pen pal.
(c) Growing up.
(d) Growing past slavery.

14. Which of the following is NOT a poem included by Hughes in the section "Afro American Identity - Who am I"?
(a) "I Too Sing America".
(b) "Cross".
(c) "Crossing Jordan".
(d) "Negro".

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the main character of "Sweat" do for a living?

2. What does Fisher miss when he is away at medical school in "The Caucasian Storms Harlem"?

3. Who wrote "If We Must Die"?

4. What ethnicity is Paul in the essay "Cane"?

5. What specifically does Hughes describe in his impression of Harlem?

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