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. How many pieces of art does the last section in "Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition" have?

2. What does Hurston think about the originality of Negro artwork?

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

4. What is the title of McKay's poem where people gather around a lynched man?

5. Who is the 3 line poem about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the term "jook".

2. Discuss what happens in Wallace Thurman's "Infants of Spring".

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

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

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

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

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

8. Discuss what happens in "Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson.

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

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 beginning of the book's literature with the end of the book's literature. How do the theme, ideas, and challenges of the authors at the beginning like Domingo, McKay and Randolph differ from the authors at the end like DuBois and Hughes? How do these works progress like the mentality of the Negroes during that time?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss James Weldon Johnson's work "Black Manhattan" and the importance of the August 1900 incident and what happened to make this event infamous. Detail the events that were a response to the incident that progressed Negroes to fight for their rights.

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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