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 sentiment is suggested about American Negroes in relation to Negroes in other parts of the world?

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

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

4. Where does the boxer from the essay "Wedding Day" leave America to go to?

5. What fact does Locke cite at the end of "American Negro" in relation to outsider's perceptions?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Discuss what Locke suggest in "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet".

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

5. Discuss the idea George S. Schuyler's presents in "The Negro-Art Hokum".

6. Discuss what the singing stone is in "Uncle Monday" by Hurston.

7. Describe Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday" by Hurston.

8. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

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

10. Discuss what Richard Wright offers in "Blueprint for Negro Writing".

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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