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Rebecca Walker
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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 did Rebecca Walker's mother hire to take Rebecca shopping as a child?
(a) Neighborhood girls.
(b) Old women.
(c) The mailman.
(d) The boy next door.

2. For what novel did Rebecca Walker's mother win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?
(a) The Clanging Sound.
(b) The Fishy Smell.
(c) The Rough Touch.
(d) The Color Purple.

3. How did Walker react to her parents' fighting in Part 2?
(a) Yelling.
(b) Hiding.
(c) Vandalism.
(d) Crying.

4. What did Walker's parents work together on while living in Mississippi?
(a) Women's rights.
(b) The right to bear arms.
(c) Religious rights.
(d) Civil rights.

5. What did Walker describe Bethany as when they met again as adults?
(a) A mother.
(b) A skinhead.
(c) A drug addict.
(d) A nun.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom did Rebecca Walker write letters in Part 2 in addition to her babysitter?

2. Whose camisole was Walker wearing when Michael came over at night in Part 6?

3. What friend of Walker's in San Francisco was a pretty white model?

4. Within how much time after Walker first met her did Mel Leventhal's second wife move in with him?

5. When Michael was ill in Part 6, what did Walker offer to make him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What trip did Bethany and Rebecca Walker take together in Part 5?

2. What does Walker open Part 2 of the book with? What is shared?

3. What boy did Walker like at her new school in Part 4? Who did she tell?

4. What societal changes had an impact on Walker's parents' marriage?

5. Who is Rebecca Walker's mother? How is she depicted in the memoir?

6. How does Walker describe her uncle Bobby?

7. How does Walker describe her first birthday in Part 1? What does she urge the reader to do on their own?

8. When did Walker lose her virginity? How did she feel about it?

9. How was Walker's relationship with her mother in early adolescence? What insecurities did she have?

10. What did Walker admire about her new older friends in San Francisco in Part 6? Who were they?

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