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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 is the performer who invented the persona of Hennessy Youngman?
(a) Zora Neale Hurston.
(b) Jayson Musson.
(c) Glenn Ligon.
(d) Chris Marker.

2. What tennis tournament have the Williams sisters boycotted since 2001?
(a) The Indian Wells Masters.
(b) The Madrid Open.
(c) The Miami Open.
(d) The ATP World Tour Finals.

3. What tennis superstar expressed his shock that Serena Williams was able to hold it together after losing the semifinal match in the 2004 Women's U.S. Open?
(a) Andre Agassi.
(b) James Williams.
(c) Roger Federer.
(d) John McEnroe.

4. What does the author describe the man at the cash register asking her in Chapter 3?
(a) Whether she would like to pay by cash or credit.
(b) Whether she is a writer.
(c) Whether she will be dining in.
(d) Whether she thinks her card will work.

5. The author concludes Chapter 3 by saying that what "shouldn't be an ambition"?
(a) "Reexamining history."
(b) "Justice."
(c) "New paths to progress."
(d) "Just getting along."

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the author respond when a friend says in Chapter 3, "You are always on sabbatical"?

2. What does the word "denigrate" mean in Chapter 3?

3. What does the author describe her friend calling her because she is late in the beginning of Chapter 3?

4. What does the author refer to "doubt" as in Chapter 1?

5. What does the author claim that moaning elicits in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. What theme predominates Chapter 2 of Citizen: An American Lyric?

2. What symbolism can be seen in Chapter 4?

3. How does the author describe Serena Williams's career in 2012?

4. How does the narrator respond when she is called a derogatory name by a friend in Chapter 3?

5. What theme predominates Chapter 1 of Citizen: An American Lyric?

6. What symbolism can be seen in the imagery in Chapter 1?

7. How does the narrator feel about her experiences described in Chapter 1?

8. Why is the friend upset about hiring an African American in Chapter 1?

9. What realization does the author reach in Chapter 3?

10. Who is Franz Fanon and why does the author cite him in Chapter 2?

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