The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age


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What was the Harlem Renaissance?

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1. How did Jim Crow laws play a role in the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance?

2. Which of the following did NOT contribute to the rise of the Harlem Renaissance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Harlem Renaissance and further your understanding of this movement in American history. The quiz questions will ask you about notable figures, such as W.E.B. Dubois and Zora Neale Hurston.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Conditions faced by southern African Americans after the Civil War
  • Factors that contributed to the Harlem Renaissance
  • Characteristics of the movement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the novels and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding contributions to the Harlem Renaissance and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding W.E.B. Dubois
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the writings of Zora Neale Hurston

Additional Learning

Learn more about this historic era by reviewing the accompanying lesson, The Harlem Renaissance: Novels and Poetry from the Jazz Age. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Name key artists from the era
  • Identify characteristics of the Jazz Age
  • Know the laws which sought to repress African Americans
  • Recognize the catalyst for the migration north
  • Define disenfranchised
  • Understand the importance of the Harlem Renaissance