Works by African American Writers: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does the poem I, Too, Sing America relate to Walt Whitman's poem I Hear America Singing?

Question 2 2. What does Hughes say about dreams in his poem Harlem?

Question 3 3. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, a young Maya Angelou experiences many challenges in her life, EXCEPT:

Question 4 4. Why did Ellison not give the narrator a name in Invisible Man?

Question 5 5. Claude McKay was famous because:

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Question 6 6. Du Bois was the first person of color to achieve which of the following?

Question 7 7. What is the main motivating factor for Janie in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God?

Question 8 8. According to his autobiography Black Boy, what leads to Richard Wright to become an alcoholic at a very young age?

Question 9 9. In the poem Heritage by Countee Cullen, what does the speaker refer to as 'A book one thumbs / Listlessly, till slumber comes'?

Question 10 10. In his autobiography Black Boy, what does Richard Wright attribute his childhood hunger to?

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Question 11 11. According to Richard Wright in his autobiography Black Boy, what do Southern white people want black people to do?

Question 12 12. Claude McKay's poem 'If We Must Die' was:

Question 13 13. Why was A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass such a groundbreaking work?

Question 14 14. What is the general feeling at the end of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Question 15 15. What proved to be the most important skill that Frederick Douglass learned as a young child?

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Question 16 16. In The Souls of Black Folk, what did Du Bois mean by the term double consciousness?

Question 17 17. In I, Too, Sing America, what is Hughes saying through the lines They send me to eat in the kitchen/When company comes?

Question 18 18. In his autobiography Black Boy, why does Richard Wright part ways with the Communists?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a theme found in current African-American literature?

Question 20 20. What are the major themes of Langston Hughes' writing?

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Question 21 21. Why does Hughes use an infected sore to describe what happens to deferred dreams?

Question 22 22. In his autobiography Black Boy, what was the main cause of the violent clashes between Richard and the women of his family?

Question 23 23. What role did religion play in James Baldwin's life?

Question 24 24. In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, black nationalism is represented by which character?

Question 25 25. Why has Maya Angelou's poetry been criticized?

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Question 26 26. How does Zora Neale Hurston address gender roles in Their Eyes Were Watching God?

Question 27 27. What was the Harlem Renaissance?

Question 28 28. When Maya Angelou's grandmother decides to move her away from the South, she relocates to:

Question 29 29. In Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, who is Janie's true love?

Question 30 30. Zora Neale Hurston is famous for writing _____.

Works by African American Writers: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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