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Black Poetry Trivia Challenge

1) This poet wrote what is considered the African American national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

James Weldon Johnson
W.E.B Dubois
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Langston Hughes

2) What was Amiri Baraka's name before he changed it?

Burnell Graham
Leroi Jones
Lonnie Chatman
James Bellamy

3) Her poem "Phenomenal Woman" was featured in what movie starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur?

Higher Learning
Poetic Justice
Love Jones

4) In 1986, this Nigerian born poet was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, the first African to be so Honored.

Wole Soyinka
Claude McKay
Mark Mathabane
Agrippa Ezozo

5) Name the poet who wrote "The Harlem Dancer" and "If We Must Die."

Alice Walker
Sonia Sanchez
Amiri Baraka
Claude Mckay

6) In the movie Love Jones, this actor named a provocative poem after Nia Long's character. Name the poem and the actor.

A Blues for Nina/Lorenz Tate
My Black Butterfly/Bill Bellamy
Nubian Queen/Will Smith
Baby Got Back/Sir Mix Alot

7) Name the poet who wrote "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "Dinner Guest: Me."

Lucille Clifton
Jean Toomer
Langston Hughes
Nikki Giovanni

8) In the movie Cooley High, name the actor that played opposite Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, who wrote the poetry in the movie.

Denzel Washington
Glynn Turman
Robert Townsend
Jimmie Walker

9) Name the poet who wrote "Yet Do I Marvel" and "From the Dark Tower."

Mari Evans
Ishmael Reed
Phyllis Wheatley
Countee Cullen

10) This New York City group, formed in the late 1960's, brought together music and word.

Lords of the Underground
Public Enemy
The Last Poets
Undisputed Truth

11) This prominent African American women's magazine regularly features poems. Hint: It recently celebrated it's 30th anniversary.

Sister 2 Sister
Heart and Soul
One Love Magazine

12) This artistic explosion that took place in the early 1900's originated in Harlem and was called the _________ _________.

Revolutionary Renaissance
Negro Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Colored Renaissance

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