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1. Besidestheir law-defying and highly sexualized representations, what othercharacteristics describe the Bad man and bad woman of the vernacular tradition?
a. "Outsmart The Man and blow him to hell too."
1. Whatbest describes the trope of the talking book?
a. Books that talk black and talk back.
1. Whatmodern music genre features Bad men and Bad Women of the black vernaculartradition?
a. Rapand hip hop.
1. FrederickDouglass writes the "grief and sorrow" in songs sung by slaves woulddo more to show the evils of slavery than what?
a. Readingvolumes of abolitionist literature.
1. Somescholars have suggested that most of Horton’s poetry follows:
a. Thatof white poets of his day and place.
1. Whatrhetorical appeal does Jupiter Hammon make?
1. Whatrhetorical appeal against slavery does David Walker represent?
1. ThomasJefferson believed that Phillis Wheatley’s poetry:
a. Belowthe dignity of criticism.
1. Whowas the first to write a play?
a. WilliamWells Brown.
1. HarrietJacobs published her narrative under what pen name?
1. Whowas the first to write a novel?
a. WilliamWells Brown.
1. Whatrhetorical appeal does George Horton make?
1. David’sWalker’s appeal can be said to argue for what we currently identify as:
1. Whatrhetorical tradition does Venture Smith represent?
1. Whatrhetorical appeal against slavery does Maria Stewart represent?
1. MariaStewart’s Franklin Hall lecture participates in what African Americanvernacular tradition?
1. InJames Weldon Johnson’s The Book of Negro Poetry he cites what book as "Oneof the great books written in this country since the Civil War"?
a. DuBois’s Souls of Black Folk (1903)
1. Whoare two writers of the "plantation tradition"
a. ThomasNelson Page and Thomas Dixon.
1. FromJohnson’s perspective, what is achieved when a specific group of people producesignificant art and literature
1. Whatbest characterizes the writing of Ida B. Wells-Barnett?
1. Whichis not a common theme in plantation fiction?
a. Promotingequality among African Americans and whites.
1. Whattook place in 1866?
1. Inregard to the plantation tradition, the writings of Chessnutt and Booker T.Washington
1. InJohnson’s Autobiography, what makes him feel "shame at being identifiedwith [blacks] is"?
1. Whatis the plantation novel?
1. Asa literary figure, the tragic mulatto can be said to represent
1. Inthe poem Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s "An Ante-Bellum Sermon," how will theenslaved know when freedom has been achieved?
1. Whichone was not an author during Reconstruction to 1919
1. Inthe Souls of Black Folks, what is the best synonym for what Du Bois calls"double-consciousness"?
1. Whichauthor made the following expression about art and politics: "I do notcare a damn for any art that is not used for propaganda"?
1. In"Criteria for Negro Art," what Du Bois claims that "all artis"
1. Whichof the following genres are considered to be a part the African Americanliterary tradition?
1. In"Criteria" what does Du Bois mean when he writes that "whiteartists themselves suffer from this narrowing of the field"?
1. Whichdefinition below is not associated with the term " the New Negro"?
1. LorraineHansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun is an example of what literary mode?
1. GwendolynBrooks is known for writing realism and what other mode?
1. InEllison’s Invisible Man, as which African American writer did the protagonistvisualize himself as he wrote his graduation oration?
1. Whatliterary mode represents life as it is?
1. InLorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, what precipitates the centralconflict in the play?
1. Howdoes Ralph Ellison define the blues?
1. LorraineHansberry said that ____________ as a literary technique was "like staringat the garbage can."
1. Whatliterary mode zooms in on particular, specific, often disturbing aspects oflife?
1. The2007 film, the Great Debaters featured what modernist poet?
1. Forwhich book of poetry did Gwendolyn Brooks win the 1950 Pulitzer Prize?
1. AmiriBaraka’s play Dutchman is an example of what literary mode
1. InAmiri Baraka’s poem Black Art, which line advocates for a purely aesthetic viewmode of black literature?
1. Racismand racial anxiety in discourse and literature is often represented in terms of________?
1. Accordingto Addison Gayle, "the black artist in the American society who createswithout interjecting a note of anger is creating" art asa/an________________?
1. Accordingto Addison Gayle, "anger"and "nationalism" have always beencharacteristics of black art. Which sentence from Gayle’s "The BlackAesthetic" explains the "new element"introduced by the blackaesthetic?
1. WhichSupreme Court decision was reversed in Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka,Kansas?
1. BlackPower Movement’s resistance to integration stems from what political factor?
1. The1963 March on Washington, D.C., was a demonstration for what?
1. Notionsof "American universality" have tended to exclude blackart/literature, because it has been perceived that __________?
1. Americanuniversality has tended to be associated with the culture and values of____________?
1. SamCooke, Nina Simone, and Sweet Honey in the Rock are artists of what period?
1. GwendolynBrooks is known for writing realism and what other mode
1. In"Towards a Black Aesthetic," Hoyt Fuller writes that "blackrevolutionaries [do not] reject the ’universal’ statements inherent inShakespeare’s works." What then does he say they do reject?
1. ToniMorrison says that fiction for her has never been merely
1. InToni Morrison’s 1993 Nobel lecture, "The Bird Is In Your Hands," whomdo the children represent?
1. Howdoes the neo-passing narrative differ from the previous passing novels?
1. Whichis a critical trend of literature written since 1975?
1. In"Unspeakable Things Unspoken," Morrison writes that "when blacksdiscovered they had shaped or become a culturally formed race, and that it hadspecific and revered difference, suddenly they were told __________"
1. VeniseBerry, Nikky Finney, Rita Dove wrote during what period?
1. Howdoes Toni Morrison feel about being classified as a "black womanwriter"?
1. InToni Morrison’s 1993 Nobel lecture, "The Bird Is In Your Hands" whatdoes the Bird symbolize?
1. TheKnown World, Corriegadora, Dessa Rose are examples of what genre
1. Whichauthor made the following expression about art and politics:"unquestionably political and irrevocably beautiful"?
1. InToni Morrison’s 1993 Nobel lecture, "The Bird Is In Your Hands," whomdoes the Wise Woman symbolize?
1. In"Unspeakable Things Unspoken " what is one of the reasons Morrisongives for choosing the expression "Quiet as it’s kept" to open TheBluest Eye ?
1. InToni Morrison's "Unspeakable Things Unspoken," what is NOT thequestion to ask regarding the Africanist presence in American literature?
1. AliceRandall, Daniel Black, and Percival Everett are authors of what time period?
1. InToni Morrison’s 1993 Nobel lecture, "The Bird Is In Your Hands,"Morrison says "We die. That may be the meaning of our lives. But we dolanguage. That may be_______
1. InToni Morrison's "Unspeakable Things Unspoken," what is the questionto ask regarding the Africanist presence in American literature?
1. Whichof the following was not a reason the organizers of the convention did not wishTruth to speak?
1. InEquiano's discussion of life in his native African village, he mentions theterm Embrenche. What does this term refer to?
1. Whatexplicit assumption of Americans is this poem working actively to dispel?
1. Howdoes Truth respond to the argument that women should not have rights becauseChrist was not a woman?
1. WhenEquiano first encounters Europeans on a ship off the coast of Africa, how doeshe react to them?
1. Inwhat verse form is On Being Brought from Africa to America written?
1. Accordingto the poem On Being Brought from Africa to American what brought Wheatley outof Africa?
1. Whydoes the anthology present two different accounts of Truth's speech at theAkron women's rights convention?
1. Whatreason does Truth give for why she is equal to any man?
1. Whois the explicit audience of the poem On Being Brought from Africa to America?
1. Wheatleywrites that those who view Negroes with a scornful eye think their skin coloris _____.
1. Howdoes Truth reply to the minister who blamed all of the world's ills on Eve'ssin in the Garden of Eden?
a. Sheadmits that eve was at fault, but notes that since men have not yet fixed themess she made, they ought to let women have a chance to do so.
1. Howdoes Truth compare women's and men's intelligence?
1. Whatevidence does Wheatley provide that Africans may be redeemed?
1. InOur Nig, why was Frado's mother, Mag Smith, first driven into her novel?
1. Howdoes Frado come to live with the Bellmonts?
1. Oneday at the woodpile, Frado successfully evades an unjust whipping by Mrs.Bellmont. How does she accomplish this?
1. Douglassgives bread to local white children for what purpose?
1. Whichcity does Linda call the City of Iniquity because it served as anorganizational center for bounty hunters of escaped slaves?
1. OnceLinda returns to New York to work for the Bruces, why does she fear she mayendanger them?
1. Dr.Flint tries to bribe Benny into revealing where Linda went when she escaped.Why doesn't his plan succeed?
1. AfterFrado leaves the Bellmonts, she marries an abolitionist lecturer named Samuel.How does she support herself after Samuel dies of yellow fever?
1. Towhat two free states does Douglass finally escape?
1. Whatbrutality does Douglass remember from his childhood?
1. Whathappens to the three hundred dollars that Linda's grandmother saved from bakingmidnight biscuits?
1. Encouragedby Aunt Abby and James to read the Bible and attend prayer meetings, Fradostill has doubts about Christianity. Which of the following best describes heranxieties?
1. Whatdoes Linda tell Dr. Flint when he tries to force her to move to the secludedcottage he has built for their rendezvous?
1. Whichof the following best describes Mr. Ryder's career trajectory?
1. Whatdoes Liza Jane expect that her husband will be doing when she finds him?
1. Inthe Souls of Black Folks, what is the best synonym for what Du Bois callsdouble-consciousness?
1. InCriteria what does Du Bois mean when he writes that white artists themselvessuffer from this narrowing of the field?
1. nthe dialect poem A Negro Love Song, what do the words huh (lines 3, 5, and 17)and cose (line 23) mean?
1. Inthe Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, what is the brand and who is referredto as them in the line: but there is nothing I would not suffer to keep thebrand from being placed upon them.
1. Inthe Damnation of Women, what is damnation of women according to Du Bois
1. Inthe Meaning of Progress what does Du Bois suggests finally causes Josie'sdeath?
1. Inhis review Two Novels, what is Du Bois’s biggest problem with Claude McKay s novelHome to Harlem?
1. JamesWeldon Johnson claims that the literature and art produced by African Americansis universally acknowledged as
1. InOn the Coming of John what do the black and white Johns represent
1. Inthe poem Worn Out, what is the release the speaker seeks in line 24?
1. Whowas president of the United States (and therefore lived in the White House)when The White House was published?
1. Inresponse to a door being shut against my tightened face, the speaker resolvesto summon the courage and grace necessary to _____.
1. Ashe walks down the decent street of the white neighborhood, the speakerironically describes himself as a _____.
1. Thespeaker describes himself, at one point, as sharp as steel. What has sharpenedhim?
1. Whatkind of power keeps the speaker from committing violence against hisantagonists?
1. Whatdoes the speaker vow to keep safe from the potent poison of his antagonist'shatred?
1. Thespeaker describes multiple physical symptoms of discontent in the poem. Whichof the following is not a rationale for why Claude McKay included thesesymptoms in the poem?
1. ClaudeMcKay includes several veiled references to weapons and violence in the poem.Which of the following does not describe a rationale for including thesereferences?
1. Towhom would Zora offer a Howdy-do-well-I-thank-you-where-you-goin' when she wasa young girl in Eatonville?
1. Whichof the following is not a reason the speaker gives in "Yet Do IMarvel" for why he cannot understand God's ways?
1. Whydoes the speaker in Countee Cullen's "Yet Do I Marvel" comparehimself to Sisyphus?
1. Judgingfrom the poems included in the Norton Anthology, what musical traditions mostinfluenced the cadence and rhythm of Hughes's poetry?
1. Whydoes the speaker in Countee Cullen's "Yet Do I Marvel" comparehimself to "tortured Tantalus"?
1. Whydoes the speaker in Countee Cullen's, "Yet Do I Marvel" comparehimself to a "little buried mole"?
1. Thespeaker implies that a "good, well-meaning, kind" God would expecthim to sing songs of praise. Why can he not bring himself to do this?
1. In The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man the mulattoexperiences tragedy because he
1. Charlotte Forten Grimke is best known for her?
1. Early African American literature can be described as"Resistance to Human Tyranny ," which authors can be described as presentingradical opposition?
1. During the Harlem Renaissance, what defined the "innerlife" perspective on artistic production
1. Whenthe protagonist is invited to give his graduation speech to a gathering of thetown's leading white citizens, he is invited to take part in a battle royalbefore he speaks. Why does he object to fighting?
1. Whateffect did his grandfather's last words have on the protagonist?
1. With what failing does Wright fault theNegro Communist agitators he hears speaking during the Depression?
1. After being let go from the post office,what kind of job does Wright secure, from which he receives a new kind ofeducation about black life?
a. He worked, on commission, for a burial andinsurance racket.
1. How does the protagonist get out of thebattle royal?
1. Immediately after Wright moves toChicago, which group of intellectuals most enthralls him?
1. Why did Wright hide fromhis coworkers that he and his family were thinking about moving to the North?
1. What does the protagonist's grandfathertell his family on his deathbed?
1. Although the fighters havebeen blindfolded, midway through the fight the protagonist can make out theshapes of the other fighters. How?
1. What gift does the gathering of leadingwhite citizens give to the protagonist after the battle royal and his speech?
1. Which phrase does the protagonistaccidentally say during his oration after the battle royal?
1. Whathas Sonny been arrested for at the beginning of the story?
1. Thenarrator waits a long while once Sonny is in prison to write him. He finallywrites after what event?
1. AfterSonny and the narrator separately watch a prayer meeting break up, Sonnyconfides in the narrator what he had been through, and the narrator tries tofind out if Sonny is still sober. Which of the following best describes thepoint the narrator was trying to make in their conversation?
1. Howdoes the narrator respond to Sonny's playing at the end of the story?
1. AfterSonny reveals to the narrator that he wants to become a jazz pianist, Sonnyannounces he wants to quit high school and join the army. What does thenarrator prefer that he do?
1. Thenarrator meets a friend of Sonny's as he walks to the subway the day he learnsof Sonny's arrest. What did Sonny and his old friend have in common?
1. Whatdoes the narrator do for a living?
1. Whathad happened to their father's brother?
1. Whichof the following is not one of the complaints King provided in answer to thehypothetical question, “when will you be satisfied?”
1. Whichof the Southern states King singles out for dreams of future equality ismentioned particularly for its racist governor “dripping with the words ofinterposition and nullification”?
1. Kingcalled for a new "army" to face the "marvelous newmilitancy" that had "engulfed the Negro community." What wasunusual about that army, given the nature of his sermon?
1. Indescribing the “fierce urgency of now,” King attempted to “remind America” that
1. Kingbegan his sermon by describing the presence of his audience in Washington as anattempt to do what with the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?
1. Nearthe end of his sermon, King lists a series of mountains from which freedomshall one day ring. He begins with one set of mountains, then pauses and says,“But not only that,” and provides a second set. What is the difference betweenthe two sets of mountains?
1. Inadvising civil disobedience and nonviolent demonstration, King asked hisaudience to meet “physical force” with what?
1. WhenLula asks him who he thinks he is, Clay responds that in college he used tothink of himself as which famous figure?
1. InClay's monologue near the end of the play, what does he announce as his chosenprofession?
1. InScene II, Lula suggests repeatedly that their entire conversation has beenabout ______.
1. Claymentions Charlie Parker and Bessie Smith as examples of black figures whobecame artists rather than murdering their white antagonists ( a whole peopleof neurotics, struggling to keep from being sane ). Which of the following bestdescribes, according to Clay, a common message in their art?
1. InScene II, Lula tries to break through Clay's middle-class, assimilationistfaçade. What does she try to make him do?
1. Whydoes Lula suggest that Clay has no right to wear his suit and tie?
1. Onthe first night Molly sits down to dinner at the boarding house, Seth declaresthey’re all going to Juba. What is a Juba?
1. Theplay implies that Herald Loomis will live with which of the women at theboarding house after he has remembered how to “sing his song,” with Bynum’shelp?
1. Bynumhas asked Selig to look out for a “shiny” man, bright “like new money.” Whichof the following best describes what he means by “shiny”?
1. Asthe play begins, Seth watches Bynum performing a ritual with an animal that hebuys from Reuben, a young neighborhood boy. What is the animal?
1. Sethmakes pots out of sheet metal given him by Rutherford Selig, whom the boarderscall a “People Finder.” To what does Selig attribute his skill at findingpeople along his route?
1. Wilsonhas written a major play about the African American experience for every decadeof the twentieth century. In what decade is Joe Turner’s Come and Gone set?
1. Whyhas Dee changed her name to Wangero?
1. Whatdoes Dee intend to do with the butter churn parts and the quilts she wants totake from her mother’s house?
1. Thestory implies that Dee, as a child, was _____.
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