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

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

3. Which story calls for donations to a defense fund for those accused of participation in recent riots?
(a) "Garveyism".
(b) "Defense of the Negro Rioters".
(c) "If We Must Die".
(d) "The New Negro".

4. 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.

5. Who is the essay "Luani of the Jungles" about?
(a) A monkey.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A rabi.
(d) A sailor.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the boxer from the essay "Wedding Day" leave America to go to?

2. What essay concludes with the idea that labor organizations should "harness the discontent of Negroes" in order to obtain "working class emancipation"?

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

4. What does the essay "Afro-American Fragment" address?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the beginning and end of "From the Messenger - A Menace to Radicalism".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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