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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 the "New Negro" believe in?
(a) The rights of equality.
(b) The rights to work with whites.
(c) The rights to be wealthy.
(d) The rights of others and free press and assembly.

2. What is the conflict in "Sweat"?
(a) Love.
(b) Delia's husband is sleeping with another woman.
(c) Sykes's beatings.
(d) Deceit.

3. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "Old Crowd" filled with?
(a) Men who are weak and old.
(b) Men who care for only themselves.
(c) Men who turn the other cheek.
(d) Men who fight.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the poem immediately following "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts" by Countee Cullen address?

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

3. According to Garvey, what does he feel is the opposite result of the construction of a great African nation?

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

5. Which essay addresses the August 1900 incident?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss the magazine "Fire" and its significance.

3. Discuss what happens in "Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson.

4. Discuss what Hughes finds in relation to acrobats and Negro performers from "The Big Sea".

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

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

7. Describe what Marcus A. Garvey's "Africa for Africans" reasons.

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

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

10. Describe what Hughes discusses in "The Big Sea".

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