The Harlem Renaissance Quiz!

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The Harlem Renaissance Quiz!

The Harlem Renaissance was a movement given to the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York in the 1920s. It was considered to be the rebirth of African American arts. Take this quiz to learn more about the Harlem Renaissance!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did the Harlem Renaissance begin?
    • A. 

      1914

    • B. 

      1918

    • C. 

      1922

    • D. 

      1926

  • 2. 
    African Americans moved to three major cities to avoid Southern lynch mobs. What is NOT one of these cities?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Los Angeles

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      New York City

  • 3. 
    What is the historical name of the movement where thousands of African Americans moved to Northern cities from the South?
    • A. 

      The Great Relocation

    • B. 

      The Great Migration

    • C. 

      The Great Location

    • D. 

      The Great Move

  • 4. 
    Who was the "poet laureate" of the Harlem Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Countee Cullen

    • B. 

      Claude McKay

    • C. 

      Langston Hughes

    • D. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • 5. 
    What is the Harlem Renaissance also known as?
    • A. 

      New Negro Movement

    • B. 

      New African Movement

    • C. 

      New Black Movement

    • D. 

      New Harlem Movement

  • 6. 
    Harlem became dominated by ________________ by the early 1900s.
    • A. 

      Asians

    • B. 

      Irish

    • C. 

      Whites

    • D. 

      African Americans

  • 7. 
    What was the official publication of the National Urban League called?
    • A. 

      Opportunity

    • B. 

      News of the People

    • C. 

      The Crisis

    • D. 

      The Voice

  • 8. 
    Which religion played a major role in the Harlem Renaissance?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Christianity

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 9. 
    A new way of playing the piano called the ___________________ was created during the Harlem Renaissance.
    • A. 

      Harlem Rock Style

    • B. 

      Harlem Stride Style

    • C. 

      Harlem River Style

    • D. 

      Harlem Street Style

  • 10. 
    What is the primitive form of freestyle hip-hop called?
    • A. 

      Jazz and blues

    • B. 

      Jazz poetry

    • C. 

      Rhythm and blues

    • D. 

      Rap