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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 attribute to the migration of the "new Negro"?
(a) "A new vision of opportunity".
(b) "A desire for the old way of life".
(c) "A new born optimism".
(d) "A desire to reach "home".

2. Who is the author of "Blades of Steel"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Randolph.
(c) Domingo.
(d) Fisher.

3. What are the names of McKay's two poems?
(a) "Asia" and "Africa".
(b) "America" and "Africa".
(c) "Africa" and "Mulatto".
(d) "Mulatto" and "America".

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) Handsome.
(d) Radical.

5. What is the main character of "Sweat" afraid of?
(a) Spiders.
(b) Snakes.
(c) Heights.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Fisher note about the Cabaret dancers in his essay, "The Caucasian Storms Harlem"?

3. Who is the essay "Luani of the Jungles" about?

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

5. Who supposedly bewitches the main character of "Luani of the Jungles"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe how Domingo finds any person ever accused of being involved with race riots in his essay "Race Pride".

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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