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 Domingo hint to about the government's current state of being?

3. What is "City Love" about?

4. What does Locke say unites the "American Negro"?

5. In Johnson's essay, what is the name of the person who leaves his wife on a street corner, only to find her being harassed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the attitudes of the men's essays in the section New Negro Radicalism and the interpretation they leave for the reader.

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

6. Discuss what Locke describes as " a new vision of opportunity" in "The New Negro".

7. Describe what W. A. Domingo writes the "New Negro" must be able to do in "If We Must Die".

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast the mentality of the upper and middle class Negroes to those of the white race during the early 1900s in America. Consider Langston Hughes's essay "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the progression and transition of "old" to "new" leaders by analyzing the beginning works with Georgia Douglas Johnson's poem "Old Black Men". Discuss how important this ideology is to the theme of "Voices from the Harlen Renaissance" as well as the state of society of the 1900s.

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