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  1. The Harlem Renaissance began around the year:
    1. 1708
    2. 1812
    3. 1918
    4. 1955

  2. During the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem attracted African American professionals for the first time, including artists, poets, dancers, composers, musicians, and:
    1. authors
    2. bankers
    3. athletes
    4. sailors

  3. A contributing factor to the Harlem Renaissance was:
    1. the Great Migration
    2. African Americans wanted their thoughts and ideas to be heard in their own words
    3. anger over racism
    4. all of the above

  4. As the Harlem Renaissance brought artistic works of African Americans to the attention of whites, the result was:
    1. fewer whites attended jazz clubs
    2. a developing appreciation and understanding of the experiences of African Americans
    3. literature by African Americans was ignored
    4. all of the above

  5. A contest between two performing ensembles to determine which plays best is called a:
    1. playing test
    2. Lindy Hop
    3. Renaissance
    4. battle of the bands

  6. The jitterbug is a/an:
    1. style of jazz
    2. automatic phonograph that plays recordings when money is inserted in a coin slot
    3. lively dance for couples, usually done to Swing music
    4. part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal

  7. The fastest subway train to Harlem is the:
    1. 'A' train
    2. 'B' train
    3. 'C' train
    4. Orient Express

  8. Segregated means:
    1. another name for swing dancing
    2. racially separated
    3. a type of jazz
    4. bringing together people of all backgrounds

  9. During the Harlem Renaissance, jazz became viewed as:
    1. less popular
    2. a European art form
    3. music found mainly on river boats
    4. a sophisticated art form

  10. Swing style jazz:
    1. is a style of jazz in which the eighth notes are played unevenly (long-short)
    2. is great for dancing
    3. was played by Cab Calloway
    4. all of the above
Fill in the blank with the correct answer.

  1. Harlem is a neighborhood in the city of ________________________.

  2. One reason the Harlem Renaissance came about was ________________ ____________________________________________________________________.

  3. Some of the very first coast-to-coast __________________________ broadcasts were from Harlem ballrooms.

  4. Jazz was born out of the ________________________________________ experience in America, evolving from slave work songs, spirituals, blues, brass band music, and Ragtime.

  5. Another name for the jitterbug is the _______________ ___________.

  6. The Cotton Club was a popular ________________________________ in Harlem.

  7. The _____________________________________was both the name of a jazz tune by Duke Ellington and the fastest subway train to Harlem.

  8. Name an important author, poet, artist, or actor from the Harlem Renaissance: _______________________________________________________.

  9. A style of jazz that was popular during the Harlem Renaissance and where the eighth notes are played unevenly (long-short) is called ___________________________________________________________________.

  10. A ____________________________ _____________________________ is a type of jazz ensemble that has 12 to 20 members and consists of a rhythm section with sections of trumpets, trombones, and saxophones.
Match the words in the columns correctly
  1. Harlem
  2. the Great Migration
  3. NAACP and National Urban League
  4. W.E.B. DuBois
  5. Cab Calloway
  6. battle of the bands
  7. 'A' Train
  8. Lindy Hop
  9. radio broadcasts
  10. New Deal
  1. important African American organizations located in Harlem
  2. a big band leader whose big hit song "Minnie the Moocher" used call and response
  3. fastest subway line to Harlem and the topic of a Duke Ellington song
  4. President Roosevelt’s plan to create more employment opportunities
  5. gave national exposure to jazz for the first time
  6. home to many African American professionals beginning around 1918
  7. jitterbug
  8. one of the major contributing factors of the Harlem Renaissance
  9. contest between two ensembles to determine who plays the best
  10. an important author from the Harlem Renaissance
Circle T if the statement is true; circle F if the statement is false.

  1. The Harlem Renaissance was about giving a voice to the experiences of Native Americans. T F

  2. Harlem was home to two of the most important organizations for African Americans: the NAACP and the National Urban League. T F

  3. Live television broadcasts from Harlem ballrooms brought Swing into living rooms throughout the United States. T F

  4. As the New York elite began attending jazz clubs during the Harlem Renaissance, jazz became viewed as a sophisticated art form. T F

  5. Jazz was not an important part of the Harlem Renaissance, since it didn't really give expression to the African American experience. T F

  6. A rent party was a gathering in someone's home for which an admission was charged in order to raise money to pay bills. T F

  7. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created a plan called the Harlem Renaissance to help Americans through the Great Depression. T F

  8. Call and response is where one musician or section plays a short melody and is answered by another musician or section. T F

  9. During the Harlem Renaissance, jazz became less popular. T F

  10. The stock market is a place where investors may purchase "shares," or small increments of a business. T F
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