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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. Diondra says that she likes drawing portraits in what medium in "Diondra Jordan"?
2. What does Janelle refer to herself as in "Janelle Battle"?
(a) "Thighs 'R' Us."
(c) "Full Figured Goddess."
(d) "250 Pounds of Heaven."
3. Janelle wishes she were tall and elegant like who, in "Janelle Battle"?
4. Leslie says in "Leslie Lucas" that if it weren't for her mom dying, she'd be back where with her friends?
(a) South Carolina.
(b) New Jersey.
5. The author writes in "If" of planting what kind of roses "in your garden"?
(d) Long stem.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author claim to be by way of metaphor in the poem "Inside"?
2. Who is the author of "God's Trombones"?
3. What poet does Tyrone say sounds a lot like rap in "Tyrone Bitting"?
4. Tyrone says that his dad didn't make it to what age because he was killed in a drive-by shooting in "Tyrone Bitting"?
5. Janelle wishes she had whose perfect complexion in "Janelle Battle"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sterling describe himself in "Sterling S. Hughes"?
2. Who notices Devon's secret passion in "Devon Hope"? What does she do about it?
3. What inner self does Diondra reveal in "Diondra Jordan"? What is her first poem about?
4. What do Diondra and Devon represent archetypically in the narrative? What drives their characters?
5. What inspires Devon to become open about his passions in "Devon"?
6. How does Janelle feel about performing poetry? What takes place when the students perform?
7. What project does Tanisha ask Mr. Ward about in "Tanisha Scott"? What does her poem describe?
8. What commentary does Tyrone contribute after Lupe reads "El Noche"?
9. Who does Lupe call after breaking up with her boyfriend in "Lupe"? What do they discuss?
10. How is Sterling different from the other characters in the narrative?
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