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 name of the host and novelist in Thurman's story?
(a) Ray.
(b) Raymond.
(c) Roger.
(d) Matt.

2. 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?
(a) Dr. Perkins.
(b) Dr. Parkes.
(c) Dr. P.
(d) Dr. Park.

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

4. What is the title of Hughes's poem that points out that artistic endeavors can release the "hurt in your heart"?
(a) "Hurt Heart".
(b) "Heart".
(c) "Heat".
(d) "Hurt".

5. Who argues that Negroes did alter the English language?
(a) Some etymologists.
(b) Hughes.
(c) Hurston.
(d) No one.

6. Who is the author of "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Domingo.
(c) Locke.
(d) Hurston.

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

8. 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.

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

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

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

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

13. What does the author of "The Negro Digs up His Past" attribute his ideology to?
(a) Self knowledge.
(b) Reclaimed background of the race as a whole.
(c) Self motivation.
(d) His desire to be famous.

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

15. What characteristics are given to Sweetie Mary Carr?
(a) Vulagr and old.
(b) Funny and vulgar.
(c) Crude and funny.
(d) Fat and ugly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the poem "Old Black Men" describe?

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

3. Which poet uses the word "if" as a basis for a sonnet to his mother?

4. Why has democracy worked so well in America, according to "Our Greatest Gift to America"?

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

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