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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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.
2. Where did the one sharecropper travel in "The Ballad of the Rattlesnake"?
3. Where do the workers in "The Shipwright" feel they are citizens of?
4. What is the town logo in "The Town of Fathers"?
(a) "If you lived here you would be home by now."
(b) "Where beauty is just."
(c) "The Blackest Land / And The Whitest People."
(d) "Freedom and Justice for all."
5. What does the white man tell the black man to forget in "Andante Sostenuto"?
6. What do the Indians in "The Ballad of the Rattlesnake" do to the white man?
(a) Torture him.
(b) Shoot him.
(c) Invite him to dinner.
(d) Share a peace pipe.
7. How many historic places does Tolson plan to rendezvous at?
8. Where do the hillmen think they should not build?
(a) The lake.
(c) The temple.
(d) The city square.
9. In "The Shift of Gears," what does the man fix?
(a) His car.
(b) His motercycle.
(c) His bike.
(d) His boat.
10. How many parts is the poem "Dark Symphony"?
11. What is Frederick Douglas famous for being?
(a) A doctor.
(b) An abolitionist.
(c) A musician.
(d) A painter.
12. What object does the craftsman in "Damascus Bride" make?
(a) A gun.
(b) A table.
(c) A basket.
(d) A blade.
13. What does Tolson hope for in the poem "A Song for Myself"?
(a) Peace on earth.
(c) A good afterlife.
14. What do the wise people think of the hillmen's opinions in "Vesuvius"?
(a) There are no wise men in town.
(b) They are wrong.
(c) They are right.
(d) The hillmen are jealous.
15. What do the townspeople become interested in during the poem "The Street Called Straight"?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the weather like in "The Mountain Climber"?
2. What crash does "Larghetto" assert black men were not involved in?
3. Where is "Vesuvius" located?
4. Who is "The Triumph Aster" dedicated to?
5. What do the people of Addis Ababa want to the bard to do?
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