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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. Where was Trayvon Martin killed?
(a) Miami, Florida.
(b) Gainesville, Florida.
(c) Pensacola, Florida.
(d) Sanford, Florida.

2. The author writes in Chapter 5, "Someone claimed we should use our skin as" what?
(a) "Wallpaper."
(b) "A blanket."
(c) "Protection."
(d) "Revenge."

3. The author claims in Chapter 5 that "the conversations you have with your eyes translate" what?
(a) "A shiny skyscraper."
(b) "Everything and nothing."
(c) "A desperation that you cannot name."
(d) "A white cloud of rain."

4. On what date did the center of Hurricane Katrina pass southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana?
(a) February 26, 2012.
(b) August 4, 2011.
(c) August 29, 2005.
(d) June 26, 2005.

5. On what date was Mark Duggan murdered?
(a) August 29, 2005.
(b) December 4, 2006.
(c) February 26, 2012.
(d) August 4, 2011.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author claims in Chapter 5, "Listen, you, I was creating a life study of" what?

2. What word used in Chapter 5 refers to a caste in Hinduism specializing as priests, teachers, and protectors of sacred learning?

3. Rankine writes in Chapter 5, "You could build a world out of need or you could" do what?

4. What word from Chapter 5 means censored or obscured?

5. What was the song-and-dance caricature of blacks that developed later into the term "Jim Crow" in referring to African Americans?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is an example of irony in Chapter 5? How does this example serve the work?

2. What are some examples of imagery (simile, metaphor, etc.) in Chapter 5?

3. How does the term "microaggression" apply in Chapter 5?

4. How does the author describe the effects of Hurricane Katrina in Chapter 6?

5. What assertions does the author make regarding the James Craig Anderson incident in Chapter 6?

6. What is the author referring to when she writes "I was creating a life study of a monumental first person, a Brahmin first person"?

7. How are "words" presented in Chapter 5?

8. Why does the author discuss eating cereal in Chapter 5?

9. How does the narrator describe overcoming her inner struggle in the conclusion of Chapter 5?

10. What color is explored in Chapter 5? What does this color represent for the author?

(see the answer keys)

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