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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the last line of Poem Seven?
(a) waznt no need for colored folks to bear no cross at all.
(b) & we are left with scars.
(c) i just cdnt stop grinnin.
(d) once i waz pregnant & shamed of myself.
2. At the end of Poem Seven, how does the main character feel?
(a) Full of life.
3. Where is the lady in yellow from?
(a) Outside San Francisco.
(b) Outside Detroit.
(c) Outside Houston.
(d) Outside Chicago.
4. What does the main character in Poem Four read to the audience?
(a) Her favorite poem about love.
(b) A note that her mother left her.
(c) A letter she left for her lover.
(d) An entry from her diary.
5. What song plays at the start of Poem Six?
(a) "Drive Me Crazy."
(b) "Cha Cha Cha."
(c) "Che Che Cole."
(d) "Shake Me Down."
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is with the main character in Poem Seven as she is relaying what is happening to her?
2. What is the story in Poem Seven about?
3. What does the main character in Poem Three identify as her race/heritage?
4. In Poem Three, what happened as a result of the main character's favorite musician not playing?
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"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the lady in green call on white women and other men in Poem Seventeen?
2. Describe the poetic imagery in Poem Six.
3. How does the playwright bring universality to the script in Poem One?
4. Describe the poetic imagery in Poem Seven.
5. Based on the information in Poem One, what is the play about?
6. What is ironic about Poem Six?
7. How do the poems in Sequence Three differ from the other poems in the play?
8. How do the women move to the ends of their rainbow?
9. What happened to the main character's "stuff" in Poem Seventeen?
10. Describe the imagery and language in Poem Nineteen. Describe the rage in Poem Nineteen.
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