Alain Locke: Biography, Poems & Books


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Alain Locke was the first African American recipient of:

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1. While teaching at Howard University, Locke:

2. Which of the following would be included in Locke's philosophy on race?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alain Locke was a renowned African American scholar, poet, philosopher and writer. The interactive quiz may test you on details such as Locke's accomplishments and philosophy, as well as the effects of his rhetoric. By studying the printable worksheet, you will find the answers to the attached questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Notable awards that Locke received
  • His tenure at Howard University
  • Locke's philosophy on race
  • The Harlem Renaissance and Locke's contribution to it

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Alain Locke
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Locke's life and contribution to African American culture and history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Locke's most famous novel and the Harlem Renaissance

Additional Learning

To learn more about the life and works of this writer, review the corresponding lesson on Alain Locke. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies who Alain Locke was
  • Examines his philosophy
  • Gives an overview of his poems and books
  • Describes his contribution to the Harlem Renaissance