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

2. In "Africa for the Africans", what does Domingo say about the enslavement of Negroes?
(a) They were all enslaved once.
(b) Negroes haves been manipulated into killing and enslaving Negroes.
(c) Africa enslaved the most slaves before the US Civil War.
(d) Enslavement still exists today.

3. Who wrote the essay "Race Pride"?
(a) Randolph.
(b) Du Bois.
(c) Domingo.
(d) Garvey.

4. In which essay does Garvey outline the specifics of his plan to establish an empire in Africa?
(a) "Race Pride".
(b) "Defense of the Negro Rioters".
(c) "Garveyism".
(d) "The Future As I See It".

5. What fact does Locke cite at the end of "American Negro" in relation to outsider's perceptions?
(a) They are slowly seeing humans in the Negro race.
(b) They are being studied and not debated about.
(c) They see only what they want to see.
(d) They do not understand the Negro race.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Domingo hint to about the government's current state of being?

2. Who was selected president for the group that was formed in response to the police's refusals?

3. What does Johnson say about the Negro Manhattan?

4. What is said that the "New Negro" will not allow from politicians in "The New Negro - What Is He"?

5. What is Locke describing when he says "its a place inhabited and controlled by Negroes of many different walks of life"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss what Hughes's poem "Mother to Son" addresses.

2. Discuss the idea George S. Schuyler's presents in "The Negro-Art Hokum".

3. Describe what rent parties are as told by Hughes in "The Big Sea".

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

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

6. Discuss what James Weldon Johnson says about Dunbar as a poet in "The Book of American Negro Poetry".

7. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

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

9. Discuss Fenton Johnson story "The Banjo Player".

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

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