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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. Who fought in Halicarnassus?
(b) Alexander the Great.
(c) The Sioux.
2. Who breaks her leg in "African China"?
(a) Mary Martin.
(b) Dot Duet.
(c) Sally Suitor.
(d) Dixie Dixon.
3. What is art to the curator in "Gamma"?
(a) A blend of lines.
(b) A mosiac of colors.
(c) Boring and bland.
(d) A masterpiece of skill.
4. What is the name of the child that is born in "African China"?
(b) Wu Shang Jr.
(d) Ling Tsu.
5. What word does Tolson put a question mark after many times in "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia"?
Short Answer Questions
1. In "The Idols of the Tribe," how many points does a road meet at?
2. What religion was celebrated in Timbuktu?
3. Who is the self-portrait of in "Upsilon"?
4. What do the African warriors in "The Idols of the Tribe" do?
5. What does time move on despite in "Tapestries of Time"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of separating "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia" into musical segments?
2. Why does Tolson believe that despite the reign of tyrants justice will prevail?
3. In "Pi" it is written that art without limits can climb mountains. What is meant by this?
4. Explain your interpretation of the line "You are / Black Lazarus risen from the White Man's grave" from the poem "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia."
5. How does the narrator define himself in "E.&O.E."?
6. How does the nickname African-China come about in the poem "African China"?
7. What might have been the reason Tolson elects to use the Greek alphabet to separate his poem Harlem Gallery?
8. What is the significance of the word tapestries in the poem "Tapestries of Time"?
9. How does Tolson believe tyrants remain in power?
10. What does Tolson believe is the greatest gift Africa has to give to its people according to "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia"?
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