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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the narrator in Poem Seven tell her story?
(a) She uses poetic imagry.
(b) She foreshadowing.
(c) She compares and contrasts situations.
(d) She uses illiteration.

2. What does the main character in Poem Four read to the audience?
(a) An entry from her diary.
(b) A note that her mother left her.
(c) Her favorite poem about love.
(d) A letter she left for her lover.

3. What does Poem Six say has changed about the social circles in which women seek companionship?
(a) Women can now meet other women.
(b) Women can now get in for free.
(c) Women can now meet more courtly gentlemen.
(d) Women can now meet rapists.

4. Which one of these folk songs does the cast of the play sing in Poem One?
(a) "Shortnin' Bread."
(b) "Miss Mary Mack."
(c) "Jimmy James."
(d) "Ham Bone."

5. 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 red.
(c) The lady in blue.
(d) The lady in green.

6. What does each character do before anyone starts to speak?
(a) Runs on stage and freezes in a position of distress.
(b) Sings a popular song.
(c) Runs on stage and falls on the floor.
(d) Dances to a popular song.

7. At the end of Poem One, what type of colored girls does the narrator say this play is for?
(a) Those who have moved to the ends of their own rainbow.
(b) Those who have created their own rainbow.
(c) Those who have abandoned their rainbow.
(d) Those who have found refuge in a new rainbow.

8. What images are contrasted in Poem Six?
(a) Images of young men and images of old men.
(b) Images of Black men and images of White men.
(c) Images of battered women and images of women who have not been battered.
(d) Images of a courtly gentleman and images of the same men holding fists.

9. What is the first word spoken in Poem Seven?
(a) Nose.
(b) Eyes.
(c) Ears.
(d) Mouth.

10. Which one of these folk songs does the cast of the play sing in Poem One?
(a) "Rollercoaster Ride."
(b) "Shake It Shimmy."
(c) "Little Sally Walker."
(d) "Riding Down the River."

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

12. What type of literary work is For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf?
(a) A nonfiction novel.
(b) A play.
(c) A fictional novel.
(d) A choreopoem.

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

14. What event is Poem Two about?
(a) Baptism.
(b) New Year's Eve.
(c) College acceptance.
(d) Graduation night.

15. Where is the lady in yellow from?
(a) Outside San Francisco.
(b) Outside Detroit.
(c) Outside Chicago.
(d) Outside Houston.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ties Poems Two, Three, Four, and Five in Sequence One together?

2. What is the last line of Poem Seven?

3. What is the purpose of Poem One?

4. Who does the character in Poem Seven say she could not have see her in her current situation?

5. How many characters run onto the stage at the beginning of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf?

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