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. How many facts does the author present in "The Negro Digs Up His Past"?
(a) 1.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

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

3. 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) "Study of Negro Artistry".
(c) "Negro Artist's and Poet's Revisited".
(d) "Study of Works by Negroes".

4. Who believes Africans did not add any words to the English language?
(a) No one.
(b) Some etymologists.
(c) Hughes.
(d) Hurston.

5. What is the influence of the Negro's heritage artwork compared to in "The Negro-Art Hokum"?
(a) European descent.
(b) Indian descent.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Migration in China.

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

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

8. Who is the author of the poem "Conception"?
(a) Hurston.
(b) Hughes.
(c) Cuney.
(d) Cullen.

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

10. What does Hurston say about Negro art?
(a) It's easy on the eye.
(b) It's harsh to the eye.
(c) It's symmetrical and angular.
(d) It's fluid.

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

12. According to Hughes, what does he find to be a subconscious belief in most Negro homes?
(a) To be white means wealth.
(b) That they are inferior to whites.
(c) To be white is better.
(d) To be white means power.

13. Why do people in the village go to visit Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday"?
(a) For his craft.
(b) To be cured.
(c) To hear his stories.
(d) To take pictures.

14. When was "Fifty Years" written?
(a) The 50th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
(b) 50 years after slavery ends.
(c) 50 years before slavery begins.
(d) The 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

15. What does the author of "The Negro Digs Up His Past" conclude with?
(a) With a challenge to the Negro race.
(b) With a poem.
(c) With a song.
(d) He presents an idea that a new day has come for Negroes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the author of "A Southern Road"?

3. 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?

4. What does the author of "The Negro Digs up His Past" attribute his ideology to?

5. What is the title of McKay's poem where people gather around a lynched man?

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