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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Where is the lady in orange from?
(a) Outside Chicago.
(b) Outside Houston.
(c) Outside St. Louis.
(d) Outside Baltimore.

4. At the end of Poem Seven, how does the main character feel?
(a) Full of life.
(b) Hopeful.
(c) Lonely.
(d) Exhilarated.

5. Who is the artist that sings the song at the start of Poem Six?
(a) Willie Colon.
(b) The Dells.
(c) Martha and the Vandellas.
(d) Carlos Santana.

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

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

8. 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 purple.
(b) The lady in brown.
(c) The lady in green.
(d) The lady in red.

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

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

11. What is the second word spoken in Poem Seven?
(a) Grapes.
(b) Mice.
(c) Children.
(d) Nobody.

12. What song plays at the beginning of Poem Two?
(a) "What's Going On."
(b) "A,B,C, 1,2,3."
(c) "Dancing in the Streets."
(d) "Stop in the Name of Love."

13. Who does the character in Poem Seven say she could not have see her in her current situation?
(a) Her classmates.
(b) Her family.
(c) Her co-workers.
(d) Her friends.

14. What does the narrator mean when she says, "dark phrases of womanhood/ of never havin been a girl/ half-notes scattered/ without rhythm" in Poem One?
(a) She takes life seriously.
(b) Her life is perfect.
(c) Her life is on track and very focused.
(d) Her life is scattered with no direction.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the race of the characters in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf?

2. Where is the lady in red from?

3. What is the only way that the lady in orange says she can communicate at the beginning of Poem Five?

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

5. Which one of these folk songs does the cast of the play sing in Poem One?

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