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. What does McKay describe in "A Long Way from Home"?

3. What does the "New Negro" believe in?

4. What is the name of the police officer who is stabbed and killed in Johnson's essay?

5. What does the poem, "Poem", say the author has in common with the "little brown boy"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 how "The Negro Digs up His Past" by Arthur A. Schomburg and "George S. Schuyler's "Our Greatest Gift to America" discuss the idea that the greatest of the Negro race are dissociated with the race as a whole and what both find in the Negroes reaction to this idea.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the pronunciation and adaptation of the Negroes and the English language. Consider Zora Neale Hurston's works as well as the poem by Cuney called "Conception".

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