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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 Hurston later give credit to a "jook" being?
(a) A house.
(b) A song.
(c) A food.
(d) A type of movement or dance.

2. Who arrived in America as a child and was purchased by a man in Boston?
(a) Phyllis Whitney.
(b) Phil Wheatney.
(c) Phyllis Wheatley.
(d) Eli Whitney.

3. Whose idea was that the Negro race is part of a greater destiny?
(a) Toomer.
(b) James Weldon Johnson.
(c) Hughes.
(d) Hurston.

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

5. At the end of the section "Art and Propaganda", who wanted to be a pianist because of his brother's friends?
(a) James P. Johnson.
(b) James Johns.
(c) Johnson Jameison.
(d) James Patterson.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose growls are heard by the people at the end of "Uncle Monday"?

2. What is the influence of the Negro's heritage artwork compared to in "The Negro-Art Hokum"?

3. What does the author of "Art or Propaganda" believe about the sustainability of art?

4. Who argues that Negroes did alter the English language?

5. What does the mother mean when she tells her son to "not act like a nigger" in the essay by Hughes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss what is described in "The Lynching" by Claude McKay.

2. Discuss what Blake's interview with Nathan Irvin Huggins is concerned with.

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

4. Discuss what happens in Wallace Thurman's "Infants of Spring".

5. Discuss what the singing stone is in "Uncle Monday" by Hurston.

6. Explain what Schuyler's essay "Our Greatest Gift to America" is about.

7. Describe the term "jook".

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

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

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

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