Art and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance: Artists, Poets, Authors & Music


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Which of the following is FALSE regarding the Harlem Renaissance?

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2. Why did Aaron Douglas paint pictures set in Africa?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Harlem Renaissance was a major African-American movement in both the artistic and intellectual worlds. Test your knowledge of this cultural phenomenon with this interactive quiz. You'll need to be able to identify the major events and individuals associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The founder of the NAACP and editor of The Crisis
  • How the Harlem Renaissance affected American culture
  • The poet who wrote A Dream Deferred
  • Artists who influenced the movement
  • The popular nightclub that featured prominent Harlem Renaissance musicians

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Harlem Renaissance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the influence of the Harlem Renaissance and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the main effects of the movement and famous figures associated with it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding jazz as a component of the Harlem Renaissance

Additional Learning

To learn more about this major social and cultural movement, review the accompanying lesson on the Harlem Renaissance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the broad concept of the movement
  • Identify the artists, musicians, and poets who influenced the Harlem Renaissance
  • Recognize the movement's impact on the Civil Rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s