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 the title of James Weldon Johnson's book that details events about Negro artists in general and poets in particular?
(a) "Negro Artist's and Poet's Revisited".
(b) "Study of Works by Negroes".
(c) "Study of Negro Artistry".
(d) "The Book of American Negro Poetry".

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

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

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

5. Who is the author of "Song of the Son"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Domingo.
(c) Randolph.
(d) Toomer.

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

7. What does the author of "Art or Propaganda" believe about the sustainability of art?
(a) Someone has to feel connected to it.
(b) It must have propaganda.
(c) It needs to be durable to last.
(d) It needs a purpose.

8. What is the name of the woman in "Go Down Death"?
(a) Caroline.
(b) Charlize.
(c) Carolyn.
(d) Carol.

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

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

11. 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) Patrick.
(b) Paulene.
(c) Paul.
(d) Dr. Parkes.

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

13. 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) Caucagro.
(d) Aframerican.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many facts does the author present in "The Negro Digs Up His Past"?

2. What does Hurston say about Negro art?

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

4. 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?

5. What does Cullen seem to wonder in her poem "She of the Dancing Feet Sings"?

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