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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 Garvey hope to achieve from his plan to build an empire in Africa?
(a) A new ideology.
(b) Fellowship among tribes.
(c) A community.
(d) A reward to the most loyal to the Negro race.

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

3. What is the title of Marcus A. Garvey's essay that follows "Garveyism"?
(a) "The New Negro".
(b) "The New Negro- What Is He".
(c) "Africa for the Africans".
(d) If We Must Die".

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of "Harlem Reviewed"?

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

3. What do the essays in the section "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I" have in common?

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

5. What age does Cullen specifically focus on in her writings?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Discuss what happens in Zora Neale Hurston's story "Sweat".

7. Discuss what Locke describes as " a new vision of opportunity" in "The New Negro".

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

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

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

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