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. According to Hughes, what does he find to be a subconscious belief in most Negro homes?

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

3. Who first sees Uncle Monday in Hurston's story "Uncle Monday"?

4. Who is the author of the poem "Conception"?

5. What animal remains by Aunt Judy Bickerstaff in "Uncle Monday" until she begins to doubt herself?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Discuss what Georgia Douglas Johnson's poem, "Old Black Men" addresses.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain what Locke means when he uses the term "American Negro". Also discuss how this term fits with his idea of Negroes behavior as a stereotype.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the mentality of the upper and middle class Negroes to those of the white race during the early 1900s in America. Consider Langston Hughes's essay "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".

Essay Topic 3

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".

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