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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 scattered with no direction.
(d) Her life is on track and very focused.

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

3. What is the story in Poem Seven about?
(a) Rape.
(b) Abortion.
(c) Death.
(d) Marriage.

4. 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.

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

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

7. 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 rapists.
(d) Women can now meet more courtly gentlemen.

8. In Sequence One, which character says, "sneakin in under age to slug's/ to stare ata real 'artiste'/ & every word outta imamu's mouth waz gospel"?
(a) The lady in blue.
(b) The lady in yellow.
(c) The lady in red.
(d) The lady in green.

9. In Poem Three, what happened as a result of the main character's favorite musician not playing?
(a) She stopped listening to worldly music.
(b) She learned to play an instrument.
(c) She never listened to that artist again.
(d) She discovered different kinds of music.

10. What does the main character in Poem Three identify as her race/heritage?
(a) Mostly White with hints of Spanish.
(b) Mostly African American with hints of White.
(c) Mostly African American wih hints of Spanish.
(d) Mostly Spanish with hints of African American.

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

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

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

14. How does the main character in Poem Four refer to her relationship with her former boyfriend?
(a) "An experiment."
(b) "A test."
(c) "A last chance."
(d) "A crash course in love."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first word spoken in Poem Seven?

2. In Poem Two, where does the poem's main character go with the guy she met at the party?

3. What does each character do before anyone starts to speak?

4. Who is the first person to speak in the play?

5. In Sequence One, which character says, "forty poems 2 plants &3 handmade notecards i left/ town so i cd send to you have been no help to me/ on my job"?

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