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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 Johnson say about the Negro Manhattan?
(a) It's the most beautiful and healthful.
(b) He loves it.
(c) It's overpopulated.
(d) It's dilapidated.

2. What does the "old crowd" recommend in "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?
(a) Conservative changes.
(b) Conservative measures.
(c) Radical measures.
(d) Radical changes.

3. What do the police refuse in response to the murdered police officer in Johnson's essay?
(a) Any calls regarding the murder.
(b) A trial for the officer's murderer.
(c) Peace among the Negroes.
(d) Protective custody for Negroes seeking help.

4. Who supposedly bewitches the main character of "Luani of the Jungles"?
(a) A young Negro woman.
(b) A Negro sailor.
(c) A fortune teller.
(d) A gypsy.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who says that those participating in the riots were acting out of self-defense?

3. Which of the following does the author of "A New Crowd - A New Negro" NOT describe as a necessary characteristic of a new leader?

4. What question is posed in regards to leadership roles of "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Discuss what Locke questions in "The Legacy of the Ancestral Arts".

5. Describe the August 1900 incident that occurs in "Black Manhattan".

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

7. Describe what Locke says about the "American Negro" in "The New Negro".

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

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

10. What does Helene Johnson's poem "Poem" describe?

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