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. What does Hurston examine in "Spiritual and Neo-Spiritual"?

2. Whose growls are heard by the people at the end of "Uncle Monday"?

3. Who argues that Negroes did alter the English language?

4. What characteristics are given to Sweetie Mary Carr?

5. Which of the following is NOT a poem written by Countee Cullen?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the significance of the writing style in Cuney's poem, "Conception".

2. Describe Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday" by Hurston.

3. Discuss what Hughes addresses in his essay, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".

4. Discuss Schuyler's opinion of democracy.

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

6. Discuss what Locke suggest in "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet".

7. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

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

9. Discuss what is described in "The Lynching" by Claude McKay.

10. Discuss Fenton Johnson story "The Banjo Player".

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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 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.

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