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

2. What is the title of the ending section of "Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition"?

3. Who arrived in America as a child and was purchased by a man in Boston?

4. What term is coined to mean that African Americans do not produce art specific to their race due to the absorption of American ways?

5. What is the name of the woman in "Go Down Death"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss what Locke addresses in "Art or Propaganda".

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

4. Discuss what the singing stone is in "Uncle Monday" by Hurston.

5. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

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

7. Discuss the three facts that Arthur A. Schomburg presents in "The Negro Digs Up His Past".

8. Compare and contrast Hurtson's ideas with some etymologists in relation to the African dialect.

9. Discuss Schuyler's opinion of democracy.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the perception and depiction of Harlem in "Voices from the Harlem Renaissance". Compare and contrast the different images we are given of this city in relationship to its inhabitants as well as cultural and artistic connections.

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