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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. Who hates the main character of "Sweat"?
(a) Her son.
(b) Her mom.
(c) Her husband.
(d) Her daughter.

2. Who supposedly bewitches the main character of "Luani of the Jungles"?
(a) A Negro sailor.
(b) A young Negro woman.
(c) A fortune teller.
(d) A gypsy.

3. 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.

4. What fact does Locke cite at the end of "American Negro" in relation to outsider's perceptions?
(a) They do not understand the Negro race.
(b) They see only what they want to see.
(c) They are being studied and not debated about.
(d) They are slowly seeing humans in the Negro race.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the essay "Afro-American Fragment" address?

2. Who gives a list of leaders who fall under the category of the "Old Crowd"?

3. What does the poem, "Poem", say the author has in common with the "little brown boy"?

4. What do the essays in the section "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I" have in common?

5. What does Locke say the Negro is willing to work for in "The New Negro"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss the prejudice shown in "Wedding Day" by Gwendolyn Bennett.

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

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

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

6. Describe what theme the first essays in the section "New Negro Radicalism" have in common.

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

8. Describe what Marcus A. Garvey's "Africa for Africans" reasons.

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

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

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