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 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.

2. What does Cullen seem to wonder in her poem "She of the Dancing Feet Sings"?
(a) If she can sing and dance simultaneously.
(b) If she can dance.
(c) If she can sing.
(d) What her role will be in Heaven.

3. What is the title of the poem by Hughes that explains how life is not always a straight path, but a journey to rise?
(a) "Song for a Dark Girl".
(b) "Dream Variations".
(c) "Run to Rise".
(d) "Mother to Son".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. 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 Artist and its Race".
(c) "The Race to be an Artist".
(d) "The Race and the Artist".

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

13. What does Hurston think about the originality of Negro artwork?
(a) She thinks it is unoriginal.
(b) It's appealing.
(c) It is original, although often discredited.
(d) It's abstract.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do people in the village go to visit Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday"?

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

3. Who is the author of the poem "Conception"?

4. What do most of the poems in the section "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage" have in common?

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

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