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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. In "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia," what is the gateway for black Americans to the eastern world?
(a) The ocean.
(b) Mother earth.
(c) Liberia.
(d) Education.

2. Who follows tyrants?
(a) Fools.
(b) The smart.
(c) The poor.
(d) The rich.

3. What is a tyrant made of?
(a) Wealth and anger.
(b) A fool and a little man.
(c) A fool and a big ego.
(d) A big ego and money.

4. Where is the art in "Beta"?
(a) In the city.
(b) On the walls.
(c) In the sky.
(d) On the floor.

5. What does the white god in "The Idols of the Tribe" eat?
(a) Frogs.
(b) Vegetables.
(c) Meat.
(d) Tofu.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is art to the curator in "Gamma"?

2. According to the narrator of "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia," who will God save the souls of?

3. What religion was celebrated in Timbuktu?

4. What does man continually do according to "Tapestries of Time" during the Golden Age?

5. In "Omicron," what does Dr. Nkomo insist rules the artist?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tolson address tyranny in the poem "Tapestries of Time"?

2. What is the significance of separating "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia" into musical segments?

3. What does the poem "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia" mean when it suggests that America is the narrator's mother and Liberia is his wife.

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. What role does the Curator play in the Harlem Gallery poems?

6. What is the significance of the Curator in Harlem Gallery distinguishing the importance of the word "ex"?

7. What is the significance of the word tapestries in the poem "Tapestries of Time"?

8. How does the narrator define himself in "E.&O.E."?

9. Why does Tolson suggest in "Epsilon" that a nod of approval is the worst thing for an artist?

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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