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) 3.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

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

3. Who is the author of "A Southern Road"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Domingo.
(c) James Weldon Johnson.
(d) Helene Johnson.

4. 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) Lauren Dunbar.
(c) Paul Doohey.
(d) Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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

6. What is the title of Wallace Thurman's story?
(a) "Youthful Summer".
(b) "Infant".
(c) "Infants of Spring".
(d) "Springtime".

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

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

9. 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 clear meanings.
(c) They have unclear meanings.
(d) They are full of symbolism.

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

11. Who is the author of "Fifty Years"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Domingo.
(c) James Weldon Johnson.
(d) Toomer.

12. Which of the following is NOT a poem written by Countee Cullen?
(a) "For a Poet".
(b) "To John Keets, Poet, At Springtime".
(c) "Annabelle Lee".
(d) "Yet Do I Marvel".

13. Who is the author of "Our Greatest Gift to America"?
(a) Schuyler.
(b) Domingp.
(c) Helene Johnson.
(d) McKay.

14. What question does Brown end his poem "Remembering Nat Turner" with?
(a) If Turner is innocent.
(b) If he'll remember Turner.
(c) If Turner is the murderer.
(d) If Turner is now at rest?

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the ending section of "Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition"?

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

3. Whose growls are heard by the people at the end of "Uncle Monday"?

4. What is the title of Hughes's poem that points out that artistic endeavors can release the "hurt in your heart"?

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

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