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 is the title of Jess Redmond's poem?

3. Who is the author of "Fifty Years"?

4. Who is the author of "Our Greatest Gift to America"?

5. What does Cullen seem to wonder in her poem "She of the Dancing Feet Sings"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe the term "jook".

6. Discuss Hurston's essay "Shouting".

7. Explain what Schuyler's essay "Our Greatest Gift to America" is about.

8. Discuss what Hughes's poem "Mother to Son" addresses.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the third section's author's "Afro-American Identity - Who Am I?" (in particular Hughes, Bennett, and Cullen) and how they address the relationship between Negroes and their white counterparts.

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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