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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 happens to men who live bad lives and have bad souls in "A Song for Myself"?
(a) They are hated.
(b) They are condemned.
(c) The are forgiven.
(d) They lose their money.
2. How does the poet describe Michael in "Old Man Michael"?
3. What can bad men not escape according to "A Song for Myself"?
(a) The afterlife.
(b) The police.
(d) Their conscience.
4. Who is La Guardia?
(a) A writer.
(b) A judge.
(c) A teacher,
(d) A mayor.
5. What hurts the farmer's feet in "Old Man Michael"?
(a) His shoes.
(d) The roots.
Short Answer Questions
1. What industries does the poet describe in "Rendezvous With America"?
2. What does the white man tell the black man to forget in "Andante Sostenuto"?
3. In "Tempo Primo," what black heroes are mentioned?
4. Who are the bad men in America according to the poem "Rendezvous With America"?
5. Who does the bard in "The Bard of Addis Ababa" call to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Tolson hope for himself in the poem "A Song for Myself"? What does he hope for the reader?
2. How does Tolson define bravery in the poem "The Big Game Hunter"?
3. Why does the narrator in "An Ex-Judge at the Bar" feel guilty, and how does he appease this guilt?
4. What does Tolson believe the "new black man" embodies according to "Tempo Primo"?
5. How does Babylon symbolize America in the poem "Babylon"?
6. What is Tolson's final message to the reader in "Tempo di Marcia"?
7. How do different people view the world in "A Primer for Today"?
8. In "Dark Symphony," how does Tolson suggest black men formed a brotherhood?
9. What might the volcano's eruption signify in the poem "Vesuvius"?
10. How does Tolson demonstrate that Crispus Attucks is a hero in "Allegro Moderato"?
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