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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 is being seen among the heritage of the minorities in "Race Pride"?
(a) A new pride.
(b) A protection of their race.
(c) A new appreciation of their lives.
(d) A new commitment to bettering their race.

2. What does the main character of "Sweat" do for a living?
(a) Laundry for "white folks".
(b) Cooks for "white folks".
(c) Cleans for "white folks".
(d) Keeps house.

3. What does Locke say unites the "American Negro"?
(a) A common race.
(b) A common ideology.
(c) A common heritage.
(d) A common experience.

4. According to Locke, why have Negroes been treated a certain way?
(a) Lack of love.
(b) Lack of education.
(c) Lack of money.
(d) Sterotypes.

5. What does Fisher miss when he is away at medical school in "The Caucasian Storms Harlem"?
(a) The city.
(b) His friends.
(c) Nothing.
(d) His mom.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characteristic does the attitude of the "New Crowd" take?

2. Who is the author of "Blades of Steel"?

3. What does the "New Negro" believe in?

4. How many outcomes does Randolph attribute to Mr. Garvey's ideals in "Garveyism"?

5. Which story calls for donations to a defense fund for those accused of participation in recent riots?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Discuss what Wallace Thurman's editorial discusses about magazines aimed at Negroes.

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

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

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

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

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

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