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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 was formed as a response to the police's refusals in Johnson's essay?
(a) Citizen Protection.
(b) Leagues of Prtection.
(c) Citizens Protective League.
(d) Protection Gangs.

2. 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".

3. What sentiment is suggested about American Negroes in relation to Negroes in other parts of the world?
(a) They hate other parts of the world.
(b) They desire to go to other parts of the world.
(c) They are worse off in America.
(d) They are better off in America.

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

5. What is "City Love" about?
(a) Life in the city.
(b) A person falling in love with the city.
(c) A boy and a girl trying to find a hotel room.
(d) A couple falling in love.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Locke, why have Negroes been treated a certain way?

3. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "New Crowd" filled with?

4. What does the main character of "Sweat" do for a living?

5. Who is the author of "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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