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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 type of music is in "The Banjo Player"?
(a) Bluegrass.
(b) Classical.
(c) Music of peasant people.
(d) Blues.

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

3. What does Hurston say about Negro art?
(a) It's symmetrical and angular.
(b) It's easy on the eye.
(c) It's fluid.
(d) It's harsh to the eye.

4. 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) "Run to Rise".
(b) "Song for a Dark Girl".
(c) "Mother to Son".
(d) "Dream Variations".

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the title of McKay's poem where people gather around a lynched man?

3. At the end of the section "Art and Propaganda", who wanted to be a pianist because of his brother's friends?

4. Who says there is a "decadent strain" in the works of the Negro artists due to their lack of connection to its roots, in Thurman's story?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

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

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

8. Discuss what Hughes's poem "Mother to Son" addresses.

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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