Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Test | Final Test - Easy

Nathan Huggins
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the title of Jess Redmond's poem?
(a) "Night Flies".
(b) "Fire Flies".
(c) "Dead Fires".
(d) "Dead Flies".

3. What type of music is in "The Banjo Player"?
(a) Music of peasant people.
(b) Bluegrass.
(c) Classical.
(d) Blues.

4. Who arrived in America as a child and was purchased by a man in Boston?
(a) Phyllis Whitney.
(b) Eli Whitney.
(c) Phil Wheatney.
(d) Phyllis Wheatley.

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

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

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

8. Which poet uses the word "if" as a basis for a sonnet to his mother?
(a) Dante.
(b) Hughes.
(c) Placido.
(d) Dunbar.

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

10. 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.

11. 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?

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

13. What is the title of the essay by Langston Hughes that delves into the racial stumbling block Negro artists face?
(a) "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".
(b) "The Race to be an Artist".
(c) "The Artist and its Race".
(d) "The Race and the Artist".

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hurston examine in "Spiritual and Neo-Spiritual"?

2. What does the author of "Go Down Death" describe the poem as?

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?

4. According to Hughes, what does he find to be a subconscious belief in most Negro homes?

5. What does Hurston think about the originality of Negro artwork?

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