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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In "Tempo Primo," what black heroes are mentioned?
(a) Justice Clarence Thomas.
(b) President Obama.
(c) Harriet Tubman.
(d) Jesse Jackson.
2. Who is Lin Yutang?
(a) A painter.
(b) A scientist.
(c) A writer.
(d) A boxer.
3. Who are the white men mentioned in "Rendezvous With America"?
(a) George Bush and Bill Clinton.
(b) Davy Crockett and Paul Bunyon.
(c) Ben Franklin and George Washington.
(d) Daniel Boone and Jesse James.
4. According to the poet of "The Traitor to France," what is a traitor?
(a) A hero.
(b) A smart person.
(c) A thief.
(d) A loser.
5. What is tied to the rattlesnakes tail in "The Ballad of the Rattlesnake"?
(a) A fork.
(b) A stick.
(c) A rock.
(d) A bone.
6. What does Tolson claim in "Dark Symphony" that the black man has less of then white men?
7. What is the name of an historic place Tolson visits in "Rendezvous With America"?
(b) Empire State Building.
(c) Pearl Harbor.
(d) Eiffel tower.
8. What does the narrator in "A Hamlet Rives Us" fail to acknowledge?
(a) His friend's grief.
(b) His daughter's marriage.
(c) His mother's divorce.
(d) His editor.
9. Who does the man fight for in "The Furlough"?
(a) His fellow soldiers.
(b) Hi family.
(c) His lover.
(d) His friend.
10. What Indian tribe tied up the man in "The Ballad of the Rattlesnake"?
11. What concept does the poem "Tempo Primo" discuss?
(a) Education in America.
(b) The harlem pride.
(c) Future versus past.
(d) The new black man.
12. Where does "The Shift of Gears" take place?
(a) A school.
(b) A yard.
(c) A garage.
(d) A house.
13. What is the poem "Vesuvius" about?
(a) An earthquake.
(b) A Greek god.
(c) A mountain.
(d) A volcano.
14. What crash does "Larghetto" assert black men were not involved in?
(c) Stock market.
15. Where do the hillmen think they should not build?
(b) The city square.
(c) The temple.
(d) The lake.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the town logo in "The Town of Fathers"?
2. What did slaves do on slaves ships in "Lento Grave"?
3. What act of nature does the oak tree face in "A Scholar Looks at an Oak"?
4. What does the mechanic in "The Shift of Gears" compare shifting too?
5. What does Tolson hope for in the poem "A Song for Myself"?
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