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

2. How does Hurston originally define the word "jook"?
(a) A type of person.
(b) A food.
(c) A song.
(d) A bawdy house.

3. How does the section "Art and Propaganda" end?
(a) With 2 poems.
(b) With 2 interviews.
(c) With an essay.
(d) With 2 songs.

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

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

6. 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) "Song for a Dark Girl".
(b) "Mother to Son".
(c) "Run to Rise".
(d) "Dream Variations".

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

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

9. Who argues that Negroes did alter the English language?
(a) Some etymologists.
(b) No one.
(c) Hughes.
(d) Hurston.

10. Who is the author of "The Negro-Art Hokum"?
(a) George Shultz.
(b) Shuylee.
(c) Geroge Smith.
(d) George S. Schuyler.

11. Who is the author of "The Negro Digs Up His Past"?
(a) Arthur A. Schomberg.
(b) Hughes.
(c) Domingo.
(d) Hurston.

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

13. Who is the author of "Go Down Death"?
(a) Cullen.
(b) Hurston.
(c) James Weldon Johnson.
(d) Hughes.

14. Who is always one step higher than the Negroes, according to Schuyler?
(a) The next poorest.
(b) Mechanics.
(c) Farmer's.
(d) The poorest of the poor.

15. What does Hurston think about the originality of Negro artwork?
(a) She thinks it is unoriginal.
(b) It's abstract.
(c) It is original, although often discredited.
(d) It's appealing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says there is a "decadent strain" in the works of the Negro artists due to their lack of connection to its roots, in Thurman's story?

2. In the poem "If We Must Die", what does McKay compare the killings of his race to?

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

4. What type of literary writing style is effective in the 3 line poem?

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

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