Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Test | Final 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. Who is the author of "Our Greatest Gift to America"?

2. At the end of the section "Art and Propaganda", who wanted to be a pianist because of his brother's friends?

3. What is the influence of the Negro's heritage artwork compared to in "The Negro-Art Hokum"?

4. What question does Brown end his poem "Remembering Nat Turner" with?

5. Who is the author of "A Southern Road"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

2. Discuss what James Weldon Johnson says about Dunbar as a poet in "The Book of American Negro Poetry".

3. Discuss what Blake's interview with Nathan Irvin Huggins is concerned with.

4. Describe the term "jook".

5. Discuss what Hughes's poem "Mother to Son" addresses.

6. Discuss what Hurston examines in "Spirituals and Neo-Spirituals".

7. Discuss what Hughes notices in most Negro families in relation to their perception of whites in "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".

8. Discuss what "Fifty Years" by James Weldon Johnson addresses and is significant to.

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

10. Discuss Schuyler's opinion of democracy.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the relationships of the couples in "Sweat" and "Long Black Song" by Hurston and Wright respectively. Discuss what these two stories suggest about Negro couples and the Negro man in general.

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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