Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self Test | Final Test - Hard

Rebecca Walker
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Walker compares her memory in Part 8 to what?

2. Where did Walker describe feeding the monkeys and communing with them in the forests in Part 15?

3. Where did Rebecca Walker graduate from college?

4. What age was Rebecca Walker when she adopted her mother's last name?

5. What did Walker return to Larchmont to attend years after leaving in Part 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. What traveling adventures does Walker describe in Part 16?

2. How does Walker describe her memory in the end of Part 8?

3. When did Walker's resentment for her stepmother increase? Why?

4. How did Walker react when she first menstruated in Part 9?

5. Where did Walker choose to attend high school in Part 10? What did she experience there?

6. What bad experience did Walker have in Part 9? Who assisted her?

7. Who suggested Walker go to Planned Parenthood in Part 7? Why?

8. How did Walker and Andrew continue seeing one another in Part 14? What was Walker's experience meeting Andrew's friends like?

9. What question does Walker answer for a woman with a biracial daughter in Part 16?

10. Who does Walker write of envying in Part 10? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Rebecca Walker's relationships with her mother's family and with her father's. Did Walker feel as though she fit in more with her white family or her black family? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the shifting cultural climate Walker experienced in her youth. In what ways did the civil rights movement change after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.? How were interracial couples viewed by the advocates of Black Power?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Walker's move to Washington, D.C. How was D.C. different than the previous places Walker had lived? Why did she feel unable to fit into the largely African-American school?

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