What decade was the beginning of a new black cultural consciousness in America?


a) 1970

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b) 1960

c) 1980

d) 1950

b) 1960
Photographic studies of the black ‘nude’ during the 1970s were often dismissed as _____.
Who challenged the prevailing assumptions of Black inferiority, shallowness and bestiality with his painting of “The Banjo Lesson?”
Henry Ossawa Tanner

Who tried to organize a nationwide protest against the film “Birth of a Nation?”


a) W.E.B. DuBois

b) Barack Obama

c) Herman Caine

d) Malcolm X

a) William Edward Burghardt DuBois (W.E.B. DuBois)
What was the movie we related Chapter 1 to as a new age modern artist?

What Keith Piper title was an American euphemism about what the then fatal act of a black male looking at a white woman?


a) Seeing being seen

b) Reckless eyeballing

c) A sight for sore eyes

d) Eying the prize

b) Reckless eyeballing

What movie directed by Spike Lee was about college life at a historically Black college?


a) Blue chips

b) School Daze

c) Do the Right Thing

d) Jungle Fever

b) School Daze

Who was the famous poet that wrote this poem:


What happens to a dream defereed?

Does it dry up

Like a raisin in the Sun?

Or fester like a sore –

And then run?

a) Langston Hughes

b) W.E.B. DuBois

C) Rosa Parks

d) Lamar Hughes

a) Langston Hughes

Josephine Baker was an American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. What is the name of the cabaret show she starred in?


a) La Tumulte Negre

b) La Revue Grande

c) Folies Bergeres

d) La Revue Negre

d) La Revue Negre

Which artist used pictures that played on the old cartoon caricatures of the late 19th and early 20th century?


a) Gary Simmons

b) Andy Warhol

c) Vincent Van Gogh

d) Maya Angelou

a) Gary Simmons

Byron Kim and Glenn Ligon collaborated on what piece of art work that consisted of Muhammad Ali’s Words on a punching bag?


a) Let’s get ready to rumble

b) Rumble, Young Man, Rumble

c) Knock Out

d) The Hurricane

b) Rumble, Young Man, Rumble
Name a way that the Black culture expressed itself through art in our text.
Painting, self portraits, sculpting, music, poetry, writing, and/or photography

In the late 1950’s _____ became a popular element of art that addressed social issues. This form of art was easily reproduced and spread around in order to communicate an awareness of black oppression. Ex. “The Complete Photo Story of the Emmett Till Murder Case”


a) Stained glass

b) Sculpting

c) Photo-journalism

d) None of the above

c) Photo-journalism

Black cultural consciousness came to dominance in the late 20th century through:


a) The movie “Birth of a Nation”

b) Visual Arts

c) Laboratory experimentation

d) Tattoos

b) Visual Arts

Important sites for African Art in this class did include:


a) New York

b) London

c) Cyberspace/Youtube

d) Tulsa, Oklahoma

e) All of the Above

e) All of the above

What President was in office and promoted in the “New Deal”?


a) Bush

b) Clinton

c) Roosevelt

d) Washington

e) None of the above

c) Roosevelt

Which woman musical artist wrote: Strange Fruit?


a) Barbara Streisand

b) Pat Benatar

c) Elmo

d) Billie Holiday

d) Billie Holiday
New York publishers, nightclub owners, and theatre producers viewed the Harlem Renaissance, first and foremost as what?
A marketing strategy
Which group was casted as the “cultural intermediaries who articulated in their acts, the problems, hopes, desires and spirations of the New Negro?
Black Performers
Who created commemorative plaster busts of politician leaders such as Frederick Douglas?
Isaac Scott Hataway
When was Hampton Institute founded?
Whose famous novel was titled Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man?
James Weldon Johnson
The Advertisement “Banania” is an example of what French government tool?
Who was the German expressionist artist?
Ernest Ludwig Kirchner
Where was the second gathering of African Peoples?
Where was the Hampton Institute founded?
Hampton, VA
Ernest Ludwig Kirchner’s 1914 famous painting?
Tapdancing Negro
Who is famous for the phrase “Life within the Veil: referring to racial segregation”?
The use of Black Face Vaudeville is representation of which class of society?
A black working class
What year did President Taft express apathy towards African American’s concerns by telling them to “accept their fate under the guardianship of the south”?
Who’s sculpted the awakening of Ethiopia?
Meta Fuller
What were Black Spirituals also known as under the embrase of DuBois?
Sorrow Songs
When was the second gathering of African People from around the world?
“Candle Zighten” time was what type of work?
What was the other name for James Weldon Johnson’s song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing?”
The National Negro Anthem
TRUE/FALSE: Your text states that Thomas Dixon is known as one of the biggest racists of the 20th century.
Henry Louis Gates was famous for popularizing which term?
New Negro
Which piece of artwork depicted unrefined black folk at the night club?
Negro Dance Hall
What was DuBois’ famous novel?
The Souls of Black Folks
Name one author that explored African Religion in the United States?
Johnson or Huston
What did exploration of African religion in the New World mean?
To understand ethical dimensions of Black from the Diaspora and spirituals
Who sculpted (1936) Pocomania?
Jamaican artist Edna Manley
TRUE/FALSE: The sculpture Pocomania echoed the actual “jumpin’ and trompin'” of its ecstatic, religious devotees, the figure’s bowed head, raised arm, and hand-on-chest gesture were allusions to the making of oaths and the pledging of allegiances?
Who was the artist that painted the (1939) Brown Bomber?
Robert Riggs
What boxing match did the Brown Bomber portray?
Joe Louis and Max Schmeling fight of 1938
What were some of the political challenges during the 1938-1939 when Robert Riggs painted the Brown Bomber?

America was nearing the end of the Great Depression/New Deal Era


In addition, Hitler and Nazi Germany were rising in power.

What did folk art help society understand?
Pre-industrial populations
Who criticized the common uses of folk art?
Harold Pierce
Name one of the two examples of folk artists?

William Edmonson

Elijah Pierce

What does proletariat mean?
working class
Where did British painter Edward Burra spend a year feverishly jotting down quick impressions of everyday African American life?
New York City
How did Edward Burra describe Harlem?
Edward Burra’s impressions of everyday African American life later developed into larger finished _____?
Edward Burra’s Harlem’s (1934) is reminiscent of what U.S. photographer Walker Evans’ most notable work?
42nd St. (1929) and Havana Citizen (1933)
Walker Evans photographs are known for showing what kind of subjects?
Archetypes of working class
What ideas did Negritude perpetuate?
What kind of media did Negritude use at the beginning of the movement?
Where did this indigenous movement begin?
Who wrote the novel La Case de Damballah (Damballah’s Hut) 1939?
Haitian author and visual artist Petion Savain
What did the novel La Case de Damballah criticize?
Haitian elite and governmental authorities
TRUE/FALSE: The Harlem Renaissance was during the time highlighted in Chapter Five.
TRUE/FALSE: African Americans relieved their frustrations and discomforts by drawing, painting, and sculpturing, creating the various arts studied in this course.
TRUE/FALSE: According to our text, “Black is a color, not a person”.
TRUE/FALSE: The time span of the art forms we studied in Chapter 5 included the 1940s and 1950s.
TRUE/FALSE: Smokey Robinson was a radical figure with the delivery of the “Black American Poem”.
TRUE/FALSE: The media portrayed blacks in a positive spotlight on television.
TRUE/FALSE:;Art often educated and told stories that blacks understood among each other.
TRUE/FALSE:;During the 1960s, calling someone with darker skin “black” was more respectful than calling them a nigger, coon, and other slurs during this time frame.
TRUE/FALSE:;Blacks had a passion for expressing themselves by drawing, basket weaving, oil painting, and sculpture molding.
TRUE/FALSE:;Blacks endured racial oppression, segregation, psychological abuse, and torture during the time we studied.
What term did Frantz Fanon use to not only describe those of any sort of African descent, but also to signify the state of being that people of non-white descent experience?
What is one of the main goals of the textbook, Black Art: A Cultural History;by Richard J. Powell?
To visually represent the development of the 20th century black culture by looking at specific works of art, and at how those works of art signify the various aspects of black culture.

Please know the biographical notes on the following artists:


a) Basquiat, Jean-Michel

b) Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig

c) Lee, Spike

d) Motley, Archibald J., Jr.

e) Rockwell, Norman

f) Walker, Kara

g) Warhol, Andy

a) Basquiat, Jean-Michel (1960-1988)

b) Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig (1880-1938)

c) Lee, Spike (1957- )

d) Motley, Archibald J., Jr. (1891-1981)

e) Rockwell, Norman (1894-1979)

f) Walker, Kara (1969- )

g) Warhol, Andy (1928-1987)

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