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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 is the 3 line poem about?
(a) God.
(b) Jesus.
(c) George Washington.
(d) The Union Soldiers.

2. What is the title of McKay's poem where people gather around a lynched man?
(a) "Lynched: Past and Present".
(b) "The Lynched".
(c) "The Lynching".
(d) "To Witness Lynching".

3. What is the title of Hughes's poem that points out that artistic endeavors can release the "hurt in your heart"?
(a) "Heat".
(b) "Hurt Heart".
(c) "Hurt".
(d) "Heart".

4. What is Hurston's story "Shouting" about?
(a) Shouting in anger.
(b) Shouting in fear.
(c) Shouting in torment.
(d) Shouting in religious ceremonies.

5. Who is the author of "Fifty Years"?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Toomer.
(c) James Weldon Johnson.
(d) Domingo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the poem by Hughes that explains how life is not always a straight path, but a journey to rise?

2. Who is given credit to be the first Negro poet to be able to "rise to a height from which he could take a perspective view of his own race"?

3. What is the title of Wallace Thurman's story?

4. What do most of the poems in the section "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage" have in common?

5. Who believes Africans did not add any words to the English language?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss what Hughes addresses in his essay, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".

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

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

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

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

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

8. Discuss what happens in "Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson.

9. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

10. Describe the term "jook".

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