Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes Quiz

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Who was an important poet in the Harlem Renaissance?

Langston Hughes

What type of art was rooted in the lives of country people?

Folk art

Which writer borrowed from folk songs and jazz for inspiration?

Jean Toomer

What did Langston Hughes encourage Black writers to do?

Be independent in their writing

Who listened to African American church sermons for inspiration?

James Weldon Johnson

What aspect of culture did Black poets turn their attention to?

Country culture

"Women poets often wrote about gender and race" - Who was mentioned as an important writer among women poets?

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Who wrote 'The Fire in the Flint' in 1924?

Nella Larsen

Which writer captured the wild mix of people and culture in Harlem?

Zora Neale Hurston

What did some writers use to show that racism was ridiculous?


Which writer was born in the South and knew Black folklore well?

Zora Neale Hurston

In 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', what did Zora Neale Hurston mix with folklore?

Job success stories

Which writer showed through their work that it isn't always easy to label someone as white or Black?

Nella Larsen

'The Fire in the Flint' by White addressed which issue about Black people?

Job opportunities

'Their Eyes Were Watching God' is considered one of the great works of which literary movement?

'Harlem Renaissance'

What movement did Langston Hughes play a significant role in?

Harlem Renaissance

Who encouraged Black writers to be independent and not conform to white writing styles?

Langston Hughes

What cultural aspect did Black poets turn their attention to during the Harlem Renaissance?

Folk culture

Which writer borrowed inspiration from folk songs and jazz in their work?

Jean Toomer

What did women poets often focus on in their poetry during the Harlem Renaissance?

Gender and race

Which writer wrote about a Black doctor being killed by a racist mob of white people in 'The Fire in the Flint'?


Who explored race and romance in their work, breaking down racial differences and challenging labels of race?

Nella Larsen

Which writer captured the wild mix of people and culture in Harlem through their work?

Rudolph Fisher

In what novel did Zora Neale Hurston mix folklore with other writing styles, becoming a significant work of the Harlem Renaissance?

Their Eyes Were Watching God

What did some writers use as a tool to showcase the ridiculous nature of racism?


Test your knowledge on the Harlem Renaissance and the influential poet Langston Hughes. Learn about the artistic movement that took place in Harlem in the early 1900s and the important themes explored by writers during this time.

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