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 the "New Negro" believe in?

2. What is the conflict in "Sweat"?

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

4. What is the main character of "Sweat" afraid of?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss the magazine "Fire" and its significance.

3. Discuss what happens in "Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson.

4. Discuss what Hughes finds in relation to acrobats and Negro performers from "The Big Sea".

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe what Hughes discusses in "The Big Sea".

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain what Locke means when he uses the term "American Negro". Also discuss how this term fits with his idea of Negroes behavior as a stereotype.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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