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 does the essay "Afro-American Fragment" address?

2. According to Domingo, what are the men of the "Old Crowd" filled with?

3. What is the title of Marcus A. Garvey's essay that follows "Garveyism"?

4. According to Locke, why have Negroes been treated a certain way?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe what W. E. B. DuBois's essay "Race Pride" addresses.

5. Discuss the struggle Paul deals with in "Cane" by Jean Toomer.

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

7. Describe the question Randolph poses in his essay "A New Crowd - A New Negro".

8. Discuss what Effie's role represents in Fisher's story "Blades of Steel".

9. Discuss what Locke questions in "The Legacy of the Ancestral Arts".

10. Discuss how James Weldon Johnson describes Harlem in "Black Manhattan".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the roles of the Negro performers from the two provided interviews, "Conversation with James P. Johnson" by Tom Davin and an "Interview with Eubie Blake, October 16, 1973" by Nathan Irvin Huggins.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explain how the reader's perception of the first section, "New Negro Radicalism" is unclear on how the ideas and prompts should be viewed. Explain how they present a positive front, negative front or both in their challenges to the Negro race.

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