Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nathan Huggins
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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 analyze in relation to the conditions and movement of the "new Negro"?

2. What does Garvey hope to achieve from his plan to build an empire in Africa?

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

4. What does Locke say the Negro is willing to work for in "The New Negro"?

5. What does Locke question in "The Legacy of Ancestral Arts"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss how James Weldon Johnson describes Harlem in "Black Manhattan".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Discuss what Effie's role represents in Fisher's story "Blades of Steel".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the pronunciation and adaptation of the Negroes and the English language. Consider Zora Neale Hurston's works as well as the poem by Cuney called "Conception".

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the common theme and idea of the authors in the first section, "New Negro Radicalism". What defines someone as an "old" or "new" Negro? Explain how these categories emphasize the common mentality of these authors?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast how the term renaissance applies to the literature of "Voices from the Harlem Renaissance" and how America had its own literary renaissance in the early 1900s.

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