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 is the essay "Luani of the Jungles" about?
(a) A rabi.
(b) A sailor.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A monkey.

2. Who cuts Cozzens with a razor from Pop Overton's shop in "Blades of Steel"?
(a) Roger.
(b) Pop Overton.
(c) Eight-ball.
(d) Effie.

3. What age does Cullen specifically focus on in her writings?
(a) Infants.
(b) Children.
(c) Teenagers.
(d) Adults.

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

5. 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.

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

7. In Johnson's essay, what is the name of the person who leaves his wife on a street corner, only to find her being harassed?
(a) Arthur Harris.
(b) Arther Mayer.
(c) Art Harlem.
(d) Andy Haney.

8. What follows the essay "A Long Way from Home"?
(a) A catalogue of events.
(b) A diary entry.
(c) A map.
(d) 2 descriptive poems.

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

10. What is the conflict in "Sweat"?
(a) Delia's husband is sleeping with another woman.
(b) Sykes's beatings.
(c) Deceit.
(d) Love.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What sentiment is suggested about American Negroes in relation to Negroes in other parts of the world?

2. What does Alain Locke suggest in "The New Negro" about the "old Negro"?

3. What does the "New Negro" believe in?

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

5. Which essay addresses the August 1900 incident?

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