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 does Cullen seem to indicate about heaven in her poem "She of the Dancing Feet Sings"?
(a) That eveyone is pretty in heaven.
(b) That heaven is a very serious place.
(c) That heaven is really fun.
(d) That everyone in heaven is really talented.

2. What is the title of the 3 line poem?
(a) "Old Black Men".
(b) "Dream Variations".
(c) "Conception".
(d) "If We Must Die".

3. What does the author of "Go Down Death" describe the poem as?
(a) A funeral sermon.
(b) A soliloquy.
(c) An apology.
(d) A monologue.

4. What animal remains by Aunt Judy Bickerstaff in "Uncle Monday" until she begins to doubt herself?
(a) A snake.
(b) An alligator.
(c) A giraffe.
(d) A crocodile.

5. What characteristics are given to Sweetie Mary Carr?
(a) Crude and funny.
(b) Funny and vulgar.
(c) Vulagr and old.
(d) Fat and ugly.

6. What does the author say about Negro men and slave trade in "The Negro Digs Up His Past"?
(a) No Negro men were allowed to work the slave trade.
(b) Some Negro men were active in halting the slave trade.
(c) Some Negro men were active in running the slave trade.
(d) White men forced Negro men to work.

7. What term is coined to mean that African Americans do not produce art specific to their race due to the absorption of American ways?
(a) Afromerican.
(b) Negromerican.
(c) Aframerican.
(d) Caucagro.

8. Who is given credit to be the first Negro poet to be able to "rise to a height from which he could take a perspective view of his own race"?
(a) Paul Laurence Dunbar.
(b) Lauren Dunbar.
(c) Paul Doohey.
(d) Paulene Laurence.

9. What does the author of "The Negro Digs up His Past" attribute his ideology to?
(a) Self motivation.
(b) Self knowledge.
(c) Reclaimed background of the race as a whole.
(d) His desire to be famous.

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

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

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

13. According to "Our Greatest Gift to America", where do Negroes frequently spend their time?
(a) Clubs.
(b) Bars.
(c) Libraries.
(d) Parks.

14. What does the mother mean when she tells her son to "not act like a nigger" in the essay by Hughes?
(a) To act rich.
(b) To act right.
(c) To not act poor.
(d) To misbehave.

15. In Thurman's story, who asks why he should focus only on his African roots when he has Indian and German roots as well?
(a) Dr. Parkes.
(b) Patrick.
(c) Paulene.
(d) Paul.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of James Weldon Johnson's book that details events about Negro artists in general and poets in particular?

2. Whose idea was that the Negro race is part of a greater destiny?

3. What is the title of Jess Redmond's poem?

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

5. What is the name of the host and novelist in Thurman's story?

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