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

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

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

4. Which of the following does the author of "A New Crowd - A New Negro" NOT describe as a necessary characteristic of a new leader?
(a) Educated.
(b) Young.
(c) Radical.
(d) Handsome.

5. What sentiment is suggested about American Negroes in relation to Negroes in other parts of the world?
(a) They hate other parts of the world.
(b) They are worse off in America.
(c) They are better off in America.
(d) They desire to go to other parts of the world.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "Old Crowd" filled with?

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

4. Who wrote "If We Must Die"?

5. What happens to Sykes?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe what happens in Jean Toomer's story "Cane".

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

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

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