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. What is the title of the essay by Langston Hughes that delves into the racial stumbling block Negro artists face?

2. What is the title of the 3 line poem?

3. Who is the author of "Song of the Son"?

4. Who says there is a "decadent strain" in the works of the Negro artists due to their lack of connection to its roots, in Thurman's story?

5. Why do people in the village go to visit Uncle Monday in "Uncle Monday"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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".

Essay Topic 3

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?

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