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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Locke question in "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts"?
(a) The popularity of Negro arts.
(b) How Negro art forms were formed.
(c) What makes something art.
(d) The ancestry of art.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. What is "City Love" about?
(a) Life in the city.
(b) A person falling in love with the city.
(c) A boy and a girl trying to find a hotel room.
(d) A couple falling in love.

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

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

8. Which story calls for donations to a defense fund for those accused of participation in recent riots?
(a) "If We Must Die".
(b) "Defense of the Negro Rioters".
(c) "Garveyism".
(d) "The New Negro".

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

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

11. 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) Soliciting.
(d) About to jay walk.

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

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

14. What seems to be the consensus of the essays in "New Negro Radicalism"?
(a) First steps forward are to eliminate current leaders.
(b) To become prideful of one's heritage.
(c) To accept all men as eqaul.
(d) To resist enslavement of the same race.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the police refuse in response to the murdered police officer in Johnson's essay?

2. What is the conflict in "Sweat"?

3. Who cuts Cozzens with a razor from Pop Overton's shop in "Blades of Steel"?

4. What happens to Sykes?

5. What does Johnson say about the Negro Manhattan?

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