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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. What refers to a famous time period in American history in which black writers, artists and musicians showcased their work in New York City?
(a) The Manhattan Jazz Years.
(b) The Civil Rights Era.
(c) The Black Breakthrough.
(d) The Harlem Renaissance.
2. Diondra says that her dad is not enthused about her artwork and wishes she'd do what instead, in "Diondra Jordan"?
(a) Play with her dolls.
(b) Go to the library.
(c) Go outside.
(d) Play basketball.
3. Wesley describes writing a poem about what poet in "Wesley Bad Boy Boone"?
(a) Jupiter Hammon.
(b) Langston Hughes.
(c) Gwendolyn Brooks.
(d) Maya Angelou.
4. Who does Lupe say she broke up with last night in "Lupe"?
5. In "Attendance," the author writes, "Can't hop on the subway / without thinkin' of" what?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the "S." in "Sterling S. Hughes" stand for?
2. What caused the death of Leslie's mother in "Leslie Lucas"?
3. What is the one thing Judianne says she learned from her mother in "Judianne Alexander"?
4. What does Wesley say his friend wants to be, but doesn't think he'll live long enough to achieve it in "Wesley Bad Boy Boone"?
5. What caused the death of Porscha Johnson's mother in the narrative?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Wesley describe Tyrone in "Wesley 'Bad Boy' Boone"?
2. How does Tanisha describe herself in "Tanisha Scott"?
3. What led to Chankara's bruises in "Chankara Troupe"?
4. How is Sterling different from the other characters in the narrative?
5. How does Gloria describe her life in "Gloria Martinez"?
6. What commentary does Tyrone contribute after Lupe reads "El Noche"?
7. What led up to the friendship between Leslie and Porscha in the narrative?
8. How does Janelle feel about performing poetry? What takes place when the students perform?
9. Who does Lupe call after breaking up with her boyfriend in "Lupe"? What do they discuss?
10. What inner self does Diondra reveal in "Diondra Jordan"? What is her first poem about?
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