Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the title of the poem by Hughes that explains how life is not always a straight path, but a journey to rise?
(a) "Run to Rise".
(b) "Song for a Dark Girl".
(c) "Mother to Son".
(d) "Dream Variations".

2. Why has democracy worked so well in America, according to "Our Greatest Gift to America"?
(a) It divides the power evenly.
(b) White's are supreme in this way of living.
(c) Negroes are inferior to the government.
(d) Skin color measures a man's worth.

3. Whose growls are heard by the people at the end of "Uncle Monday"?
(a) The dogs.
(b) The crocodile's.
(c) The alligator's.
(d) The giraffe's.

4. What is the name of the host and novelist in Thurman's story?
(a) Roger.
(b) Raymond.
(c) Matt.
(d) Ray.

5. Why do Negroes mimic according to Hurston?
(a) For money.
(b) For the fun; not to be like others.
(c) To feel better.
(d) To be like others.

6. What does Hurston later give credit to a "jook" being?
(a) A song.
(b) A type of movement or dance.
(c) A house.
(d) A food.

7. What is the title of James Weldon Johnson's book that details events about Negro artists in general and poets in particular?
(a) "The Book of American Negro Poetry".
(b) "Negro Artist's and Poet's Revisited".
(c) "Study of Negro Artistry".
(d) "Study of Works by Negroes".

8. What does Hurston examine in "Spiritual and Neo-Spiritual"?
(a) The origins of hymns.
(b) Spirtuality.
(c) Ghosts.
(d) The originis of spirits.

9. Whose idea was that the Negro race is part of a greater destiny?
(a) Hurston.
(b) James Weldon Johnson.
(c) Hughes.
(d) Toomer.

10. What does the author of "Art or Propaganda" believe about the sustainability of art?
(a) It must have propaganda.
(b) It needs a purpose.
(c) Someone has to feel connected to it.
(d) It needs to be durable to last.

11. What do most of the poems in the section "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage" have in common?
(a) They have clear meanings.
(b) They are full or irony.
(c) They have unclear meanings.
(d) They are full of symbolism.

12. What is the title of McKay's poem where people gather around a lynched man?
(a) "Lynched: Past and Present".
(b) "The Lynched".
(c) "The Lynching".
(d) "To Witness Lynching".

13. Who is the 3 line poem about?
(a) The Union Soldiers.
(b) God.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Jesus.

14. How many pieces of art does the last section in "Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition" have?
(a) 20
(b) 51.
(c) 26.
(d) 25.

15. How many poems of Countee Cullen's follow "Spiritual and Neo-Spiritual" in the section "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage"?
(a) 5.
(b) 4.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of music is in "The Banjo Player"?

2. What question does Brown end his poem "Remembering Nat Turner" with?

3. What is the name of the woman in "Go Down Death"?

4. What is the influence of the Negro's heritage artwork compared to in "The Negro-Art Hokum"?

5. What is the biggest blockage for Negro artists, according to Hughes?

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