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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What do the townspeople become interested in during the poem "The Street Called Straight"?
2. How many historic places does Tolson plan to rendezvous at?
3. What did slaves do on slaves ships in "Lento Grave"?
(b) Wrote books.
(c) Wrote letters.
4. How many parts is the poem "Dark Symphony"?
5. What does Tolson claim in "Dark Symphony" that the black man has less of then white men?
6. What object does the craftsman in "Damascus Bride" make?
(a) A gun.
(b) A blade.
(c) A basket.
(d) A table.
7. How does the poet assert in "Dark Symphony" that black slaves created a brotherhood?
(a) Through tragedy.
(b) Through love.
(c) By code.
8. What does the poet discuss in "A Song for Myself"?
(c) The soul.
(d) Water creatures.
9. In the poem "Rendezvous With America," what is the population that arrives in America like?
10. What is the weather like in "The Mountain Climber"?
(a) Cold and snowy.
(c) Thunder and lightening.
11. What does Tolson hope for in the poem "A Song for Myself"?
(a) A good afterlife.
(d) Peace on earth.
12. How does the poet describe the mongrel in "When Great Dogs Fight"?
13. How might one view America after reading "Rendezvous With America"?
(b) Melting pot.
14. What question does Tolson ask in "The Mountain Climber"?
(a) Why the climber risks his life.
(b) Why the moon never shines on the mountain.
(c) Why the climber quits his job.
(d) How long it takes to climb a mountain.
15. What does the poet of "Rendezvous With America" claim America will face?
(c) Great Wealth.
(d) A war with Russia.
Short Answer Questions
1. In the poem "The Ballad of the Rattlesnake," what color is the man's dyed hair?
2. Where do the workers in "The Shipwright" feel they are citizens of?
3. What should separate the rose and the thorn in "The Unknown Soldier"?
4. How does the poet describe the people that flock to America in "Rendezvous With America"?
5. Who are the white men mentioned in "Rendezvous With America"?
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