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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In the poem "Rendezvous With America," what is the population that arrives in America like?
2. What does the Malay claim in "The Blindness of Scorn" put people on the attack?
3. Who meets in the sanctuary in "The Triumph Aster"?
(b) A man and woman.
(c) East and West.
(d) North and South.
4. What does the poet compare the foundation of America to in "Larghetto"?
(a) A house.
(b) An ocean.
(c) A desert.
(d) A stream.
5. What type of animal is featured in "The Bard of Addis Ababa"?
(a) A bear.
(b) A dog.
(c) A cat.
(d) A lion.
6. Who is La Guardia?
(a) A writer.
(b) A teacher,
(c) A mayor.
(d) A judge.
7. Where do the hillmen think they should not build?
(a) The lake.
(b) The temple.
(c) The city square.
8. Who is the object in "Damascus Bride" fit for?
(a) A queen.
(b) A prince.
(c) A sultan.
(d) A princess.
9. What religion is Louis Brandeis?
10. In "When Great Dogs Fight" what does the mongrel steal at the end of the poem?
(a) A steak.
(b) A bone.
(c) A slice of bread.
(d) A toy.
11. What does a teacher teach his students in "The Gallows"?
12. What act of nature does the oak tree face in "A Scholar Looks at an Oak"?
13. What does the poem "The Triumph Aster" hope for?
(c) Economic success.
(d) A better world.
14. How might one view America after reading "Rendezvous With America"?
(c) Melting pot.
15. What emotion does the narrator of "Babylon" express?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the poem "Vesuvius" about?
2. In "If You Should Lie to Me," who is the narrator speaking to?
3. How long does Tolson say blacks were enslaved in "Andante Sostenuto"?
4. Who does the farmer in "Old Man Michael" blame for his bad crops?
5. According to "A Song for Myself," what can one find in death?
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