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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 Negroes mimic according to Hurston?
(a) For money.
(b) For the fun; not to be like others.
(c) To be like others.
(d) To feel better.

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

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

4. Why has democracy worked so well in America, according to "Our Greatest Gift to America"?
(a) White's are supreme in this way of living.
(b) Negroes are inferior to the government.
(c) Skin color measures a man's worth.
(d) It divides the power evenly.

5. Who arrived in America as a child and was purchased by a man in Boston?
(a) Phil Wheatney.
(b) Eli Whitney.
(c) Phyllis Whitney.
(d) Phyllis Wheatley.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the essay by Langston Hughes that delves into the racial stumbling block Negro artists face?

2. Who is the author of the poem "Conception"?

3. Who is the author of "Go Down Death"?

4. Whose growls are heard by the people at the end of "Uncle Monday"?

5. Which of the following is NOT a poem written by Countee Cullen?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

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

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

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

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

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

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