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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What color is the object the craftsman in "Damascus Bride" makes?
(a) Black and white.
(c) Purple and green.
2. How long does Tolson say blacks were enslaved in "Andante Sostenuto"?
(a) 100 years.
(b) 500 years.
(c) 50 years.
(d) 300 years.
3. According to "A Song for Myself," what can one find in death?
4. What do the people of Addis Ababa want to the bard to do?
(a) Heal them.
(b) Empower them.
(c) Feed them.
(d) Berate them.
5. What does the poet of "Rendezvous With America" claim America will face?
(c) A war with Russia.
(d) Great Wealth.
6. Who are the white men mentioned in "Rendezvous With America"?
(a) Ben Franklin and George Washington.
(b) Daniel Boone and Jesse James.
(c) Davy Crockett and Paul Bunyon.
(d) George Bush and Bill Clinton.
7. What does the mechanic in "The Shift of Gears" tell the narrator?
(a) Boats are out of fashion.
(b) Motercycles are dangerous.
(c) He shifts too aggressively
(d) His car needs gas.
8. Who meets at Versailles?
(a) Louis XVI.
(b) Woodrow Wilson.
(c) President Obama.
(d) June Cleaver.
9. What is the town logo in "The Town of Fathers"?
(a) "Where beauty is just."
(b) "Freedom and Justice for all."
(c) "The Blackest Land / And The Whitest People."
(d) "If you lived here you would be home by now."
10. How does the economist in "A Primer for Today" claim change occurs?
(a) Wealth and poverty.
(c) The stock market.
11. How might one view America after reading "Rendezvous With America"?
(c) Melting pot.
12. Where does Tolson repeat the same stanzas of the poem "The Mountain Climber"?
(a) The begining and middle.
(c) The middle and end.
(d) The beginning and end.
13. Why does the bartender judge the narrator in "An Ex-Judge at the Bar"?
(a) He killed a black soldier in the Flanders Field.
(b) He doesn't drink scotch.
(c) He hit a woman.
(d) He has no manners.
14. What should separate the rose and the thorn in "The Unknown Soldier"?
15. In "A Scholar Looks at an Oak," what happens to the tree's limbs?
(a) They are chopped up for wood.
(b) They burn.
(c) They stick straight up.
(d) They sag.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the scientist in "A Primer for Today" claim change occurs?
2. Who is Louis Brandeis?
3. What is a Hamlet?
4. What does the poet compare the foundation of America to in "Larghetto"?
5. What does the poem "The Triumph Aster" hope for?
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