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. In the poem "If We Must Die", what does McKay compare the killings of his race to?

2. Who arrived in America as a child and was purchased by a man in Boston?

3. Why has democracy worked so well in America, according to "Our Greatest Gift to America"?

4. What does Hurston say about Negro art?

5. Which poet uses the word "if" as a basis for a sonnet to his mother?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the term "jook".

4. Discuss what happens in "Go Down Death" by James Weldon Johnson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discuss James Weldon Johnson's work "Black Manhattan" and the importance of the August 1900 incident and what happened to make this event infamous. Detail the events that were a response to the incident that progressed Negroes to fight for their rights.

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the reader's perception of the first section, "New Negro Radicalism" is unclear on how the ideas and prompts should be viewed. Explain how they present a positive front, negative front or both in their challenges to the Negro race.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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