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Works by African American Writers: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What proved to be the most important skill that Frederick Douglass learned as a young child?

Question 2 2. According to his autobiography Black Boy, what leads to Richard Wright to become an alcoholic at a very young age?

Question 3 3. What was the Harlem Renaissance?

Question 4 4. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, why is Africa so distant for the speaker?

Question 5 5. In his autobiography Black Boy, what was the main cause of the violent clashes between Richard and the women of his family?

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Question 6 6. What was Du Bois' criticism of Booker T. Washington's work?

Question 7 7. What does Hughes say about dreams in his poem Harlem?

Question 8 8. Claude McKay was famous because:

Question 9 9. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is:

Question 10 10. In The Souls of Black Folk, what did Du Bois mean by the term double consciousness?

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Question 11 11. The Red Summer of 1919 was:

Question 12 12. In Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, who recruits the narrator as a speaker?

Question 13 13. When Maya Angelou's grandmother decides to move her away from the South, she relocates to:

Question 14 14. How does the poem I, Too, Sing America relate to Walt Whitman's poem I Hear America Singing?

Question 15 15. What is the main motivating factor for Janie in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God?

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Question 16 16. In his autobiography Black Boy, why does Richard Wright part ways with the Communists?

Question 17 17. What was the name of James Baldwin's semi-autobiographical novel?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements does NOT reflect Du Bois' role with the NAACP?

Question 19 19. Claude McKay's poem 'America':

Question 20 20. What is the name of Toni Morrison's novel that tells the story of a slave who tried to kill her children?

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Question 21 21. What is the general feeling at the end of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 22 22. What is the name of Alice Walker's famous novel that was made into an Academy Award-nominated film?

Question 23 23. Frederick Douglass should be remembered as all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 24 24. In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie's husbands represent all of the following, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. How did Jim Crow laws play a role in the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance?

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Question 26 26. Countee Cullen's marriage to whom was a major event?

Question 27 27. Which university did Du Bois attend?

Question 28 28. Why does Hughes use an infected sore to describe what happens to deferred dreams?

Question 29 29. How did Frederick Douglass escape his life as a slave?

Question 30 30. Why was A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass such a groundbreaking work?

Works by African American Writers: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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