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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. Why do people in the village go to visit Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday"?
(a) For his craft.
(b) To take pictures.
(c) To hear his stories.
(d) To be cured.

2. What do most of the poems in the section "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage" have in common?
(a) They have unclear meanings.
(b) They are full or irony.
(c) They have clear meanings.
(d) They are full of symbolism.

3. What does the author say about Negro men and slave trade in "The Negro Digs Up His Past"?
(a) White men forced Negro men to work.
(b) Some Negro men were active in running the slave trade.
(c) Some Negro men were active in halting the slave trade.
(d) No Negro men were allowed to work the slave trade.

4. What is the title of Jess Redmond's poem?
(a) "Dead Fires".
(b) "Dead Flies".
(c) "Night Flies".
(d) "Fire Flies".

5. In the poem "If We Must Die", what does McKay compare the killings of his race to?
(a) Deer.
(b) Genocide.
(c) Turkey.
(d) Hogs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of music is in "The Banjo Player"?

2. Why has democracy worked so well in America, according to "Our Greatest Gift to America"?

3. What term is coined to mean that African Americans do not produce art specific to their race due to the absorption of American ways?

4. What does Hurston later give credit to a "jook" being?

5. What does Hurston examine in "Spiritual and Neo-Spiritual"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss what Locke addresses in "Art or Propaganda".

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

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

4. Discuss Schuyler's opinion of democracy.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Discuss the three facts that Arthur A. Schomburg presents in "The Negro Digs Up His Past".

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