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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. Which of the following is NOT a poem included by Hughes in the section "Afro American Identity - Who am I"?
(a) "Crossing Jordan".
(b) "I Too Sing America".
(c) "Cross".
(d) "Negro".

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

3. Who says that those participating in the riots were acting out of self-defense?
(a) Domingo.
(b) Garvey.
(c) Du Bois.
(d) Randolph.

4. What does McKay describe in "A Long Way from Home"?
(a) His journey away from home.
(b) His journey home.
(c) The arrival at Ellis Island.
(d) Mileage.

5. Who says "white folks is white" in one of Cullen's poems?
(a) Aunt Em.
(b) Uncle Jem.
(c) Aunt Jem.
(d) Uncle Jim.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Sykes?

2. According to Garvey, what should the "New Negro" be handed while building an empire in Africa?

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

4. In "Africa for the Africans", what does Domingo say about the enslavement of Negroes?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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