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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 is the title of the 3 line poem?
(a) "If We Must Die".
(b) "Old Black Men".
(c) "Dream Variations".
(d) "Conception".

2. When was "Fifty Years" written?
(a) 50 years before slavery begins.
(b) 50 years after slavery ends.
(c) The 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
(d) The 50th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

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

4. Who believes Africans did not add any words to the English language?
(a) Hughes.
(b) Some etymologists.
(c) No one.
(d) Hurston.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hurston think about the originality of Negro artwork?

2. Why do Negroes mimic according to Hurston?

3. How many facts does the author present in "The Negro Digs Up His Past"?

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

5. What is the title of the ending section of "Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday" by Hurston.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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