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

Nathan Huggins
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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 is the name of the girl who diffuses the altercation in the barber shop in "Blades of Steel"?

2. What is being seen among the heritage of the minorities in "Race Pride"?

3. What specifically does Hughes describe in his impression of Harlem?

4. What does Garvey hope to achieve from his plan to build an empire in Africa?

5. What is the essay "To a Dark Girl" about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the beginning and end of "From the Messenger - A Menace to Radicalism".

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

3. Describe how Domingo finds any person ever accused of being involved with race riots in his essay "Race Pride".

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

5. Describe what theme the first essays in the section "New Negro Radicalism" have in common.

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

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

8. Discuss what Nancy Cunard says in "Harlem Reviewed" about Harlem's physical attributes.

9. What does "Garveyism" by A. Phillip Randolph address?

10. Describe what Marcus A. Garvey's "Africa for Africans" reasons.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the beginning of the book's literature with the end of the book's literature. How do the theme, ideas, and challenges of the authors at the beginning like Domingo, McKay and Randolph differ from the authors at the end like DuBois and Hughes? How do these works progress like the mentality of the Negroes during that time?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the third section's author's "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I?" (in particular Hughes, Bennett, and Cullen) and how they address the relationship between Negroes and their white counterparts.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the common theme and idea of the authors in the first section, "New Negro Radicalism". What defines someone as an "old" or "new" Negro? Explain how these categories emphasize the common mentality of these authors?

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