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. According to Garvey, what should the "New Negro" be handed while building an empire in Africa?

3. What does the "old crowd" recommend in "A New Crowd - A New Negro"?

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

5. According to Locke, how do Negroes respond to their treatment by other races?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Discuss the significance in Paul's taking the time to correct the thoughts of the doorman at the hotel in Toomer's story "Cane".

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

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

9. What does Helene Johnson's poem "Poem" describe?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the tolerance of racism in Negros and whites. How do they both demonstrate a tolerance to this accepted behavior?Do they begin to demonstrate a movement towards equality within the two races? If so, how?

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

Considering Effie from Fisher's story "Blades of Steel", compare and contrast the women of today's society with the women of the early 1900s. Explain how Effie demonstrates a direct mentality of the women during the early 1900s.

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