Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Locke notice about the bars and clubs in "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts"?

2. Who says "white folks is white" in one of Cullen's poems?

3. What do the police refuse in response to the murdered police officer in Johnson's essay?

4. Which of the following is NOT a poem included by Hughes in the section "Afro American Identity - Who am I"?

5. What does Locke say the Negro is willing to work for in "The New Negro"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the significance in Paul's taking the time to correct the thoughts of the doorman at the hotel in Toomer's story "Cane".

2. Describe what happens in Jean Toomer's story "Cane".

3. Discuss what Locke describes as " a new vision of opportunity" in "The New Negro".

4. What does Helene Johnson's poem "Poem" describe?

5. Discuss the prejudice shown in "Wedding Day" by Gwendolyn Bennett.

6. Discuss the "voodoo" in "Luani of the Jungles" by Langston Hughes.

7. Describe how Alain Locke's "The New Negro" defines the "new negro" as.

8. Describe Randolph's description of how the "new crowd" should behave in his essay "A New Crowd - A New Negro".

9. Describe what W. A. Domingo writes the "New Negro" must be able to do in "If We Must Die".

10. Describe the August 1900 incident that occurs in "Black Manhattan".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast how the term renaissance applies to the literature of "Voices from the Harlem Renaissance" and how America had its own literary renaissance in the early 1900s.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the relationships of the couples in "Sweat" and "Long Black Song" by Hurston and Wright respectively. Discuss what these two stories suggest about Negro couples and the Negro man in general.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss James Weldon Johnson's work "Black Manhattan" and the importance of the August 1900 incident and what happened to make this event infamous. Detail the events that were a response to the incident that progressed Negroes to fight for their rights.

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