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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. Who wrote "Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem"?
(a) Helene Johnson.
(b) Hughes.
(c) Rudolph.
(d) Domingo.

2. What kind of changes does Locke see in the overall perception of Negroes?
(a) Big, radical changes.
(b) Small changes.
(c) Postive changes.
(d) Negative changes.

3. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "New Crowd" filled with?
(a) A will to fight fire with fire.
(b) Desrie to become equal.
(c) A burning passion for equality.
(d) Hatred.

4. What follows the essay "A Long Way from Home"?
(a) A map.
(b) A catalogue of events.
(c) A diary entry.
(d) 2 descriptive poems.

5. According to Locke, why have Negroes been treated a certain way?
(a) Lack of money.
(b) Lack of education.
(c) Lack of love.
(d) Sterotypes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the essays in the section "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I" have in common?

2. What will the new leader not rest until he achieves in "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?

3. Who advocates the construction of a "great nation in Africa" in "Africa for the Africans"?

4. What age does Cullen specifically focus on in her writings?

5. What are the names of McKay's two poems?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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