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 the "New Negro" believe in?

2. What does Locke analyze in relation to the conditions and movement of the "new Negro"?

3. What is being seen among the heritage of the minorities in "Race Pride"?

4. How many outcomes does Randolph attribute to Mr. Garvey's ideals in "Garveyism"?

5. What does Johnson say about the Negro Manhattan?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe what theme the first essays in the section "New Negro Radicalism" have in common.

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

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

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

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

9. Discuss the prejudice shown in "Wedding Day" by Gwendolyn Bennett.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the perception and depiction of Harlem in "Voices from the Harlem Renaissance". Compare and contrast the different images we are given of this city in relationship to its inhabitants as well as cultural and artistic connections.

Essay Topic 2

Explain what Locke means when he uses the term "American Negro". Also discuss how this term fits with his idea of Negroes behavior as a stereotype.

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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