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

2. What age does Cullen specifically focus on in her writings?

3. What must the "New Negro" be willing to do in "A New Crowd - What Is He"?

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

5. What is the title of Marcus A. Garvey's essay that follows "Garveyism"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discuss the element of rage in the sixth section's literature "Alien Gospel or Source of Inspiration?; Alienation, Anger, Rage". Compare and contrast the perception of what this emotional rage represents, the current state of the Negroes or a prompt to fight for their equality.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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