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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many characters run onto the stage at the beginning of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf?
(a) Seven.
(b) Five.
(c) Nine.
(d) Three.

2. Based on Poem One, what is a major theme of the play?
(a) Freedom through story-telling.
(b) Time.
(c) An individual's relations to the gods.
(d) Death.

3. How long was the marathon that the main character in Poem Three was attending?
(a) 36 hours.
(b) 12 hours.
(c) 24 hours.
(d) 48 hours.

4. What did the main character in Poem Four discover as a result of her relationship?
(a) She can't stand living alone.
(b) She can't stand not being married.
(c) She can't stand not being wanted.
(d) She can't stand Black men.

5. How many characters run off stage after the lights change at the end of Poem Five?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

6. What is the last line of Poem Seven?
(a) once i waz pregnant & shamed of myself.
(b) i just cdnt stop grinnin.
(c) waznt no need for colored folks to bear no cross at all.
(d) & we are left with scars.

7. In Poem Six, which character says, "pin-ups attached to the insides of his lapels"?
(a) The lady in brown.
(b) The lady in purple.
(c) The lady in green.
(d) The lady in orange.

8. What ties Poems Six and Seven in Sequence Two together?
(a) Images of happiness.
(b) Images of greed.
(c) Images of violence.
(d) Images of sadness.

9. What is the only way that the lady in orange says she can communicate at the beginning of Poem Five?
(a) Through poetry.
(b) Through singing.
(c) Through dancing.
(d) Through writing letters.

10. What does the lady in orange do at the end of Poem Four?
(a) She convinces the main character to leave her man.
(b) She talks to the audience about love.
(c) She recaps what happened earlier in the poem.
(d) She reads her own letter to a man that she can't talk to anymore.

11. Where is the lady in red from?
(a) Outside St. Louis.
(b) Outside Chicago.
(c) Outside Baltimore.
(d) Outside San Francisco.

12. Who is the first person to speak in the play?
(a) The lady in orange.
(b) The lady in brown.
(c) The lady in red.
(d) The lady in green.

13. In Poem One, which character(s) say(s), "an put your hands on your hips/ an let your backbone slip"?
(a) Everyone.
(b) The lady in blue.
(c) The lady in red.
(d) The lady in green.

14. What do the characters ironically suggest in Poem Six?
(a) A pregnant teen has no morals.
(b) A women raped by someone she knows, asks for it.
(c) A battered woman is a weak woman.
(d) A failed marriage is always the woman's fault.

15. What is the title of Poem One?
(a) No assistance.
(b) Pyramid.
(c) One.
(d) Dark phrases.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event is Poem Two about?

2. Who is the last character to speak in Poem One?

3. What does the main character in Poem Three identify as her race/heritage?

4. What topic is mentioned in Poem Two that leads the reader into the next poem?

5. In Poem Six, which characters narrate the poem?

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