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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which character relays the main narrative in Poem Four?
(a) The lady in purple.
(b) The lady in green.
(c) The lady in red.
(d) The lady in yellow.

2. In Poem Three, how old was the main character when she ran off?
(a) 16 years old.
(b) 14 years old.
(c) 15 years old.
(d) 13 years old.

3. What is the purpose of Poem One?
(a) It is the introduction to a character's life.
(b) It is a preface to the story.
(c) It is an innvocation.
(d) It is a song about the main characters.

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

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

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

7. What do all of the characters in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf have in common?
(a) They are all from the suburbs.
(b) They are all in their 20s.
(c) They are all women.
(d) They are all White.

8. In Poem One, which character says, "and this is for colored girls who have considered suicide/but moved to the end of their own rainbows"?
(a) The lady in purple.
(b) The lady in blue.
(c) The lady in brown.
(d) The lady in yellow.

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

10. Which character says, "are we ghouls?/ children of horror?/ the joke?"
(a) The lady in brown.
(b) The lady in orange.
(c) The lady in red.
(d) The lady in green.

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

12. In Poem Two, where does the poem's main character go with the guy she met at the party?
(a) To his house down the street.
(b) To a swing on the back porch.
(c) To a friend's house down the street.
(d) To his Buick in the parking lot.

13. What song plays at the start of Poem Six?
(a) "Che Che Cole."
(b) "Drive Me Crazy."
(c) "Shake Me Down."
(d) "Cha Cha Cha."

14. Who does the main character In Poem Three run off to see?
(a) Carlos Santana.
(b) Willie Colon.
(c) Tito Puente.
(d) Celia Cruz.

15. In Poem Six, which character says,"these men friends of ours/ who smile nice/ stay employed/ and take us out to dinner"?
(a) The lady in red.
(b) The lady in green.
(c) The lady in brown.
(d) The lady in purple.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the main character in Poem Four refer to her relationship with her former boyfriend?

2. Which character relays the main narrative in Poem Three?

3. What does the lady in orange do at the end of Poem Four?

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

5. Where is the lady in yellow from?

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