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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 poet uses the word "if" as a basis for a sonnet to his mother?
2. How does the section "Art and Propaganda" end?
3. What does the author of "Go Down Death" describe the poem as?
4. What does the author of "The Negro Digs up His Past" attribute his ideology to?
5. Who is given credit to be the first Negro poet to be able to "rise to a height from which he could take a perspective view of his own race"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss the three facts that Arthur A. Schomburg presents in "The Negro Digs Up His Past".
2. Discuss what Hughes addresses in his essay, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain".
3. Discuss what happens in "Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson.
4. Discuss what is described in "The Lynching" by Claude McKay.
5. Describe the term "jook".
6. Discuss what James Weldon Johnson says about Dunbar as a poet in "The Book of American Negro Poetry".
7. Discuss what Locke addresses in "Art or Propaganda".
8. Describe Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday" by Hurston.
9. Discuss what Blake's interview with Nathan Irvin Huggins is concerned with.
10. Explain what Schuyler's essay "Our Greatest Gift to America" is about.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Discuss the role of Negro magazines and newspapers during the early 1900s, specifically "The Messenger" and "Fire". What was the purpose of the contents of the works and how does this provide a deeper insight for the reader to better understand the issues of the time?
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