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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to the narrator of "Libretto for the Republic of Liberia," who will God save the souls of?
2. What places does the narrator discuss in "Alpha"?
3. What does the white god in "The Idols of the Tribe" eat?
4. What are the two ways of life according to "E.&O.E."?
5. In "African China," who is Big John?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What impact did Lincoln have on Tolson's life? Choose examples from Tolson's poems that suggest what relationship Tolson had with Lincoln. Why does Tolson hold Lincoln in such high esteem?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the interaction between The Curator and Hideho Heights. How do the men treat one another? What is the significance of their relationship?
Essay Topic 3
One of the themes that reoccurs in Tolson's poetry is that of the hardworking every-man. Chose one poem where this theme is present and explain how Tolson presents it using imagery and symbolism.
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