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 was formed as a response to the police's refusals in Johnson's essay?

2. Who wrote the essay "Race Pride"?

3. 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?

4. What does Locke notice about the bars and clubs in "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts"?

5. What ethnicity is Paul in the essay "Cane"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Discuss what Wallace Thurman's editorial discusses about magazines aimed at Negroes.

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

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

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

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 role of the African Nation in "Voices from the Renaissance". Considering "Garveyism" by Randolph and "Africa for Africans" by Garvey, discuss how the authors feel about the nation of Africa in relation to the Negroes in America. How do the authors present a positive or negative ideology for Africa's future?

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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