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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. How many pieces of art does the last section in "Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition" have?
(a) 26.
(b) 51.
(c) 20
(d) 25.

2. What is the title of the poem by Hughes that explains how life is not always a straight path, but a journey to rise?
(a) "Song for a Dark Girl".
(b) "Dream Variations".
(c) "Mother to Son".
(d) "Run to Rise".

3. How many poems of Countee Cullen's follow "Spiritual and Neo-Spiritual" in the section "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage"?
(a) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 5.

4. Who is always one step higher than the Negroes, according to Schuyler?
(a) The next poorest.
(b) Mechanics.
(c) Farmer's.
(d) The poorest of the poor.

5. Who first sees Uncle Monday in Hurston's story "Uncle Monday"?
(a) Joe Lindsay.
(b) Joey Lawrence.
(c) Joeseph Lies.
(d) Lindsey Joeseph.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the woman in "Go Down Death"?

2. According to Hughes, what does he find to be a subconscious belief in most Negro homes?

3. Who arrived in America as a child and was purchased by a man in Boston?

4. What characteristics are given to Sweetie Mary Carr?

5. What does the author of "Go Down Death" describe the poem as?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss what Locke suggest in "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet".

2. Discuss what Hughes notices in most Negro families in relation to their perception of whites in "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".

3. Discuss the significance of the writing style in Cuney's poem, "Conception".

4. Compare and contrast Hurtson's ideas with some etymologists in relation to the African dialect.

5. Discuss what Georgia Douglas Johnson's poem, "Old Black Men" addresses.

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

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

8. Discuss what Hurston examines in "Spirituals and Neo-Spirituals".

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

10. Discuss what "Fifty Years" by James Weldon Johnson addresses and is significant to.

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