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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. Why will the narrator in "Beta" never be censored?
(a) His art is free.
(b) He is married to the mayor.
(c) He won't shut up.
(d) He has money.

2. What is culturally empty compared to Liberia according to "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia"?
(a) Asia.
(b) The theater.
(c) America.
(d) Europe.

3. In "Epsilon," what is the worst thing an artist can receive?
(a) A nod of approval.
(b) An award.
(c) A paint set.
(d) A round of applause.

4. According to "Omicron," what is the school of the artist?
(a) Government.
(b) Buildings.
(c) The church.
(d) Nature.

5. What artist did the Curator teach Black Diamond about?
(a) Rembrandt.
(b) Monet.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Van Gogh.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who follows tyrants?

2. In "The Idols of the Tribe," how many points does a road meet at?

3. How does the narrator describe the Nordic god in "The Idols of the Tribe""?

4. What should the viewer of art never doubt according to "Delta"?

5. What happens to people who worship false idols in "The Idols of the Tribe"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the danger of worshiping false idols according to Tolson?

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

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

4. What is Tolson's opinion on tyrants as seen in the poem "A Long Head to a Round Head"?

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

6. What might have been the reason Tolson elects to use the Greek alphabet to separate his poem Harlem Gallery?

7. What does Tolson believe is the greatest gift Africa has to give to its people according to "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia"?

8. What does the Curator think about Hideho Heights? Why does he feel this way?

9. Why does Doctor Nkomo feel that life and art are linked?

10. According to Tolson in the poem "The Idols of the Tribe," who is likely to worship false idols?

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