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 does Domingo hint to about the government's current state of being?

2. According to Garvey, what should the "New Negro" be handed while building an empire in Africa?

3. What does Johnson say about the Negro Manhattan?

4. What is Locke describing when he says "its a place inhabited and controlled by Negroes of many different walks of life"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what W. E. B. DuBois's essay "Race Pride" addresses.

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

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

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

5. Discuss what happens in Fisher's story "Blades of Steel".

6. What does "Garveyism" by A. Phillip Randolph address?

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

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

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

10. Describe the August 1900 incident that occurs in "Black Manhattan".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the reader's perception of the first section, "New Negro Radicalism" is unclear on how the ideas and prompts should be viewed. Explain how they present a positive front, negative front or both in their challenges to the Negro race.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast how "The Negro Digs up His Past" by Arthur A. Schomburg and "George S. Schuyler's "Our Greatest Gift to America" discuss the idea that the greatest of the Negro race are dissociated with the race as a whole and what both find in the Negroes reaction to this idea.

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