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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 wrote "Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Helene Johnson.
(c) Rudolph.
(d) Domingo.

2. What does Fisher note about the Cabaret dancers in his essay, "The Caucasian Storms Harlem"?
(a) Many are white.
(b) He hates them.
(c) Many are old.
(d) Many are inexperienced.

3. What question is posed in regards to leadership roles of "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?
(a) Who will fight for their new ideaology.
(b) Who will end the old crowd.
(c) Who will take over leadership roles when the old crowd no longer exists.
(d) Who will become the president.

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

5. What does Locke question in "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts"?
(a) The ancestry of art.
(b) How Negro art forms were formed.
(c) The popularity of Negro arts.
(d) What makes something art.

Short Answer Questions

1. What seems to be the consensus of the essays in "New Negro Radicalism"?

2. What is the title of Marcus A. Garvey's essay that follows "Garveyism"?

3. What is Locke describing when he says "its a place inhabited and controlled by Negroes of many different walks of life"?

4. Who sings "Shake that Thing" at local bars in the essay by Claude McKay?

5. What follows the essay "A Long Way from Home"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the question Randolph poses in his essay "A New Crowd - A New Negro".

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

3. Compare and contrast Hurtson's ideas with some etymologists in relation to the African dialect.

4. Discuss what the term "renaissance" refers to in the section "Reflections on the Renaissance".

5. Discuss what Locke suggest in "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet".

6. Discuss Fenton Johnson story "The Banjo Player".

7. Describe the significance of the magazine "The Messenger".

8. Describe Randolph's description of how the "new crowd" should behave in his essay "A New Crowd - A New Negro".

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

10. Discuss what Hughes addresses in his essay, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".

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