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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 is the man in "A Hamlet Rives Us" doing during the poem?
(a) Running.
(b) Grieving.
(c) Dancing.
(d) Expressing joy.

2. What object does the craftsman in "Damascus Bride" make?
(a) A blade.
(b) A basket.
(c) A table.
(d) A gun.

3. Who is Crispus Attucks?
(a) A band.
(b) A theif.
(c) A martyr in the American Revolution.
(d) A doctor.

4. How does the economist in "A Primer for Today" claim change occurs?
(a) Wealth and poverty.
(b) Microeconomics.
(c) The stock market.
(d) Foreclosure.

5. How might one view America after reading "Rendezvous With America"?
(a) Terrible.
(b) Racist.
(c) Melting pot.
(d) Wealthy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Tempo Primo," what black heroes are mentioned?

2. In "The Blindness of Scorn," what does the Malay guide become caught in?

3. Who are the bad men in America according to the poem "Rendezvous With America"?

4. What does the poet of "Rendezvous With America" claim America will face?

5. What does Tolson claim in "Dark Symphony" that the black man has less of then white men?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What might "The Shift of Gears" be a metaphor for?

4. How do different people view the world in "A Primer for Today"?

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

6. Who are the bad people that Tolson mentions in his poem "Rendezvous with America," and why does he feel the need to mention them?

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

8. In "A Scholar Looks at an Oak," how is the black man represented?

9. Why does no one listen to the hillman in the poem "Vesuvius"?

10. What does Tolson believe the "new black man" embodies according to "Tempo Primo"?

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