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

2. What question does Brown end his poem "Remembering Nat Turner" with?
(a) If Turner is innocent.
(b) If he'll remember Turner.
(c) If Turner is the murderer.
(d) If Turner is now at rest?

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

4. How does the section "Art and Propaganda" end?
(a) With 2 songs.
(b) With 2 poems.
(c) With 2 interviews.
(d) With an essay.

5. Who is the author of "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet"?
(a) Hurston.
(b) Hughes.
(c) Locke.
(d) Domingo.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is always one step higher than the Negroes, according to Schuyler?

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 does Cullen seem to wonder in her poem "She of the Dancing Feet Sings"?

4. According to "Our Greatest Gift to America", where do Negroes frequently spend their time?

5. What does the author of "The Negro Digs Up His Past" conclude with?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the term "jook".

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