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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Tolson claim in "Dark Symphony" that the black man has less of then white men?
(a) Anger.
(b) Greed.
(c) Land.
(d) Power.

2. Who meets in the sanctuary in "The Triumph Aster"?
(a) East and West.
(b) Children.
(c) A man and woman.
(d) North and South.

3. When does the town of fathers meet?
(a) March 6th.
(b) June 4th.
(c) July 4th.
(d) September 8th.

4. How many parts is the poem "Dark Symphony"?
(a) 2.
(b) 6.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

5. What is the name of an historic place Tolson visits in "Rendezvous With America"?
(a) Eiffel tower.
(b) Pearl Harbor.
(c) Normandy.
(d) Empire State Building.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Stokowski?

2. How does the economist in "A Primer for Today" claim change occurs?

3. Where does "The Shift of Gears" take place?

4. How does the geologist in "A Primer for Today" claim change occurs?

5. What act of nature does the oak tree face in "A Scholar Looks at an Oak"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the the sign in "The Town of Fathers" that reads "The Blackest Land / And The Whitest People"?

2. Why did Tolson decide to split "Dark Symphony" into titles that are musical movements?

3. What historical events does Tolson believe tested the powers of Americans in "Rendezvous with America"? What was the result of these events?

4. Why does the narrator in "An Ex-Judge at the Bar" feel guilty, and how does he appease this guilt?

5. What does Tolson hope for himself in the poem "A Song for Myself"? What does he hope for the reader?

6. What is the purpose of the use of religion in "Rendezvous with America"?

7. What is Tolson's final message to the reader in "Tempo di Marcia"?

8. What will bring death to the narrator in "If You Should Lie to Me"?

9. How does the poem "The Mountain Climber" represent the struggle to acclimate to America?

10. How does Tolson remove black men from responsibility in "Larghetto"?

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