Voices from the Harlem Renaissance Test | Final Test - Hard

Nathan Huggins
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the ending section of "Afro-American Past - History and Folk Tradition"?

2. What type of literary writing style is effective in the 3 line poem?

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

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

5. 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?

Essay 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 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

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".

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