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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. How long does Tolson say blacks were enslaved in "Andante Sostenuto"?
(a) 50 years.
(b) 300 years.
(c) 100 years.
(d) 500 years.

2. What emotion does the narrator of "Babylon" express?
(a) Fear.
(b) Disgust.
(c) Pride.
(d) Joy.

3. What does the poet discuss in "A Song for Myself"?
(a) Church.
(b) Children.
(c) The soul.
(d) Water creatures.

4. What does the bard in "The Bard of Addis Ababa" chant about?
(a) Freedom.
(b) War.
(c) Pain.
(d) God.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What should separate the rose and the thorn in "The Unknown Soldier"?

2. What does the poet compare the foundation of America to in "Larghetto"?

3. What type of animal is featured in "The Bard of Addis Ababa"?

4. In the poem "Old House," whose ghost is not welcome?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Tolson demonstrate that Crispus Attucks is a hero in "Allegro Moderato"?

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

5. Why is it important that Tolson does not identify the race of the person who tells the story in "The Ballad of the Rattlesnake"?

6. How is hatred the downfall of white men in "The Blindness of Scorn"?

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

8. What is the poet trying to prove in his poem "Rendezvous with America"? How does he prove this?

9. How does "The Street Called Straight" become crooked?

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

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