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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. What does the "old crowd" recommend in "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?
(a) Radical changes.
(b) Conservative changes.
(c) Radical measures.
(d) Conservative measures.

2. According to Locke, how do Negroes respond to their treatment by other races?
(a) They allow themselves to be ridiculed.
(b) They use it as an excuse to behave the way they do.
(c) They back down.
(d) They fight back.

3. 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) Africa.
(d) Harlem.

4. In which essay does Garvey outline the specifics of his plan to establish an empire in Africa?
(a) "Race Pride".
(b) "Garveyism".
(c) "The Future As I See It".
(d) "Defense of the Negro Rioters".

5. What does Locke attribute to the migration of the "new Negro"?
(a) "A desire for the old way of life".
(b) "A new vision of opportunity".
(c) "A desire to reach "home".
(d) "A new born optimism".

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Garvey hope to achieve from his plan to build an empire in Africa?

2. Who is the author of "Harlem Reviewed"?

3. What does the poem immediately following "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts" by Countee Cullen address?

4. Who wrote "Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem"?

5. Who supposedly bewitches the main character of "Luani of the Jungles"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Helene Johnson's poem "Poem" describe?

2. Discuss what Effie's role represents in Fisher's story "Blades of Steel".

3. Describe what W. A. Domingo writes the "New Negro" must be able to do in "If We Must Die".

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

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

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

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

8. Discuss what occurred in response to the August 1900 incident.

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

10. Describe what Locke says about the "American Negro" in "The New Negro".

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