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

2. What happens to Sykes?
(a) Delia leaves him.
(b) His mistress leaves him.
(c) A snake bites and kills him.
(d) He is shot.

3. Who advocates the construction of a "great nation in Africa" in "Africa for the Africans"?
(a) Universal Negro Improvement Association.
(b) Domingo.
(c) Marcus Garvey.
(d) Randolph.

4. What does Alain Locke suggest in "The New Negro" about the "old Negro"?
(a) The "old Negro" desires what the "new Negro" wants.
(b) The "old Negro" is very much active.
(c) The "old Negro" is nothing more than a myth or ideal.
(d) The "old Negro"has completely died out.

5. What specifically does Hughes describe in his impression of Harlem?
(a) Underground trains.
(b) Music.
(c) Graffiti.
(d) Negroes cuisine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who hates the main character of "Sweat"?

2. What did the police officer of Johnson's essay think the wife was doing on the street corner?

3. In what essay does the author state that "a Negro will turn on another Negro if ordered"?

4. What is said that the "New Negro" will not allow from politicians in "The New Negro - What Is He"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the struggle Paul deals with in "Cane" by Jean Toomer.

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

3. Describe what W. E. B. DuBois's essay "Race Pride" addresses.

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

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

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

7. Discuss what happens in Fisher's story "Blades of Steel".

8. Describe how Domingo finds any person ever accused of being involved with race riots in his essay "Race Pride".

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

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

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