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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which essay addresses the August 1900 incident?
(a) "Garrveyism".
(b) "Black Manhattan".
(c) "The New Negro".
(d) "American Negro".

2. What does Locke analyze in relation to the conditions and movement of the "new Negro"?
(a) What motivated them to move.
(b) Why they migrated to the locations they chose.
(c) Trends and their tendencies to move.
(d) Where they move and migrateto.

3. What does the "New Negro" believe in?
(a) The rights of others and free press and assembly.
(b) The rights to work with whites.
(c) The rights to be wealthy.
(d) The rights of equality.

4. What will the new leader not rest until he achieves in "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?
(a) Until he receives national recognition.
(b) Until the new negro has an equal footing.
(c) Until women are seen as equal.
(d) Until the old crowd dies.

5. What is Locke describing when he says "its a place inhabited and controlled by Negroes of many different walks of life"?
(a) Capetown.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) Harlem.
(d) Africa.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sentiment is suggested about American Negroes in relation to Negroes in other parts of the world?

2. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "Old Crowd" filled with?

3. Who was selected president for the group that was formed in response to the police's refusals?

4. What is the conflict in "Sweat"?

5. What is the essay "To a Dark Girl" about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the August 1900 incident that occurs in "Black Manhattan".

2. What does "Garveyism" by A. Phillip Randolph address?

3. Discuss how James Weldon Johnson describes Harlem in "Black Manhattan".

4. Discuss what happens in Zora Neale Hurston's story "Sweat".

5. Describe how Alain Locke's "The New Negro" defines the "new negro" as.

6. Discuss the "voodoo" in "Luani of the Jungles" by Langston Hughes.

7. Describe the beginning and end of "From the Messenger - A Menace to Radicalism".

8. Discuss the significance in Paul's taking the time to correct the thoughts of the doorman at the hotel in Toomer's story "Cane".

9. Discuss what Nancy Cunard says in "Harlem Reviewed" about Harlem's physical attributes.

10. Describe the attitudes of the men's essays in the section New Negro Radicalism and the interpretation they leave for the reader.

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