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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 game do the characters play at the end of the play?
(b) Connect Four.
2. What are the stage directions for all of the characters on stage at the end Poem Six?
(a) The characters dance to the music.
(b) The characters run to one side of the stage.
(c) The characters fall to the floor.
(d) The characters are all hit by an imaginary slap.
3. What song plays at the start of Poem Six?
(a) "Cha Cha Cha."
(b) "Shake Me Down."
(c) "Drive Me Crazy."
(d) "Che Che Cole."
4. Which one of these folk songs does the cast of the play sing in Poem One?
(a) "Shortnin' Bread."
(b) "Jimmy James."
(c) "Miss Mary Mack."
(d) "Ham Bone."
5. In Poem Three, what happened as a result of the main character's favorite musician not playing?
(a) She discovered different kinds of music.
(b) She stopped listening to worldly music.
(c) She learned to play an instrument.
(d) She never listened to that artist again.
Short Answer Questions
1. At the end of Poem One, what type of colored girls does the narrator say this play is for?
2. What is the title of Poem One?
3. Which character relays the main narrative in Poem Two?
4. Based on Poem One, what is a major theme of the play?
5. Which character relays the main narrative in Poem Three?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the lady in brown mean in Poem One when she says, "dark phrases of womanhood/ of never havin been a girl/ half-notes scattered/ without rhythm/ no tune"?
2. What links Poems Six and Seven together?
3. How do the women move to the ends of their rainbow?
4. What does the final dance represent?
5. Describe Poem Four.
6. How is dance used in Poem Four?
7. What is the purpose of Poem Seven?
8. What did Beau do after Crystal got a court order? What does Beau do on his last attempt to win Crystal back?
9. Describe the imagery and language in Poem Nineteen. Describe the rage in Poem Nineteen.
10. What contrasts and juxtapositions are apparent at the beginning of Poem Eleven?
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