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

2. What characteristic does the attitude of the "New Crowd" take?
(a) Radical.
(b) Motivated.
(c) Apprehensive.
(d) Optimistic.

3. 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.

4. What happens to Sykes?
(a) His mistress leaves him.
(b) A snake bites and kills him.
(c) He is shot.
(d) Delia leaves him.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In which essay does Garvey outline the specifics of his plan to establish an empire in Africa?

2. Who is the essay "Sweat" about?

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

4. According to Garvey, what does he feel is the opposite result of the construction of a great African nation?

5. Who cuts Cozzens with a razor from Pop Overton's shop in "Blades of Steel"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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