Claude McKay: Role in Harlem Renaissance & 'America' Analysis


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Claude McKay was famous because:

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1. Harlem Renaissance poet Claude McKay's feelings about America were:

2. Claude McKay's poem 'America':

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you check your understanding of the meaning and significance of Claude McKay's poems America and If We Must Die. Some of the things you'll need to know about to pass the quiz include McKay's feelings toward the U.S. and what the Red Summer of 1919 refers to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions on the following:

  • What McKay was famous for
  • Whether McKay's feelings about America were positive or negative
  • What America is about
  • The Red Summer of 1919
  • Intent of If We Must Die

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about McKay's poetry in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about America and If We Must Die

Additional Learning

To learn more about Harlem Renaissance poetry, review the corresponding lesson titled Claude McKay: Role in Harlem Renaissance & America Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Claude McKay
  • Read and discuss America and If We Must Die
  • Explore the significance of McKay's poetry