If We Must Die By Claude McKay: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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After moving to the United States from Jamaica, Claude McKay became a member of:

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1. As a member of the Harlem Renaissance Movement, McKay often wrote on:

2. The Red Summer of 1919 was:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Claude McKay was a Harlem Renaissance writer who wrote the poem If We Must Die in the summer of 1919. These assessments will test your knowledge of this iconic poem, as well as McKay's life and career.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will ask you about the following:

  • Group McKay became a member of
  • Common topic of McKay's writing
  • What happened in the Red Summer of 1919
  • Major symbol of the poem
  • What the speaker encourages his allies to do
  • Major theme of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on McKay's If We Must Die
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Harlem Renaissance in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding major themes in If We Must Die

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the related lesson called If We Must Die By Claude McKay: Summary, Theme & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss McKay's literary background
  • Learn about the Harlem Renaissance
  • Discuss the historical background of the poem
  • Learn about the events of the Red Summer of 1919
  • Summarize the poem
  • Analyze the poem
  • Discuss major themes in the poem