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. Which essay addresses the August 1900 incident?

3. What did the police officer of Johnson's essay think the wife was doing on the street corner?

4. Who says "white folks is white" in one of Cullen's poems?

5. Who hates the main character of "Sweat"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the progression and transition of "old" to "new" leaders by analyzing the beginning works with Georgia Douglas Johnson's poem "Old Black Men". Discuss how important this ideology is to the theme of "Voices from the Harlen Renaissance" as well as the state of society of the 1900s.

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 third section's author's "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I?" (in particular Hughes, Bennett, and Cullen) and how they address the relationship between Negroes and their white counterparts.

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