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. In "Africa for the Africans", what does Domingo say about the enslavement of Negroes?

2. What does the boy buy Nicey at the end of "City Love"?

3. How many outcomes does Randolph attribute to Mr. Garvey's ideals in "Garveyism"?

4. Who hates the main character of "Sweat"?

5. Who cuts Cozzens with a razor from Pop Overton's shop in "Blades of Steel"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss what happens in Zora Neale Hurston's story "Sweat".

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

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

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

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

6. Discuss what occurred in response to the August 1900 incident.

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

8. Describe what Locke says about the "American Negro" in "The New Negro".

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the element of rage in the sixth section's literature "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage". Compare and contrast the perception of what this emotional rage represents, the current state of the Negroes or a prompt to fight for their equality.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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