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 Hurston's story "Shouting" about?
(a) Shouting in religious ceremonies.
(b) Shouting in fear.
(c) Shouting in torment.
(d) Shouting in anger.

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

3. 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) Paul.
(c) Paulene.
(d) Patrick.

4. Who first sees Uncle Monday in Hurston's story "Uncle Monday"?
(a) Lindsey Joeseph.
(b) Joe Lindsay.
(c) Joey Lawrence.
(d) Joeseph Lies.

5. What is the biggest blockage for Negro artists, according to Hughes?
(a) Inequality of wealth.
(b) Tendency to discredit their work.
(c) Tendency to mimic lifestyle of whites.
(d) Creativity.

6. 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) Paulene Laurence.
(b) Paul Laurence Dunbar.
(c) Lauren Dunbar.
(d) Paul Doohey.

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 Works by Negroes".
(d) "Study of Negro Artistry".

8. What type of literary writing style is effective in the 3 line poem?
(a) It uses symbolism.
(b) The words are written in perfect speech.
(c) The words are rounded off at the end to mimic the Negro speech.
(d) It uses dramatic irony.

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

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

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

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

13. What is the title of the poem that expresses McKay's love and hatred for America?
(a) "The Dual Relationship in America".
(b) "America".
(c) "The Duality of Life".
(d) "Mixed Emotions".

14. In the poem "If We Must Die", what does McKay compare the killings of his race to?
(a) Genocide.
(b) Hogs.
(c) Turkey.
(d) Deer.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who arrived in America as a child and was purchased by a man in Boston?

2. Who is the author of "Fifty Years"?

3. Who is the author of "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet"?

4. What is the title of Wallace Thurman's story?

5. What does the mother mean when she tells her son to "not act like a nigger" in the essay by Hughes?

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