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

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

3. Where is the lady in brown from?
(a) Outside San Francisco.
(b) Outside Chicago.
(c) Outside Detroit.
(d) Outside St. Louis.

4. In Poem One, which character says, "dark phrases of womanhood/of never havin been a girl"?
(a) The lady in brown.
(b) The lady in green.
(c) The lady in orange.
(d) The lady in red.

5. 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) Her life is scattered with no direction.
(b) Her life is on track and very focused.
(c) She takes life seriously.
(d) Her life is perfect.

Short Answer Questions

1. What game do the characters play at the end of the play?

2. Who does the main character In Poem Three run off to see?

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

4. 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"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What metaphors are apparent in Poem Seventeen? What do these metaphors represent?

2. What happened to the main character's "stuff" in Poem Seventeen?

3. How are the poems in Sequence Two linked to each other?

4. Describe the language and imagery in Poem Four.

5. What reason do the characters give for dancing?

6. Why does the playwright use music in the play?

7. Describe the imagery and language in Poem Nineteen. Describe the rage in Poem Nineteen.

8. What issue is discussed in the final poem?

9. What is the purpose of Poem Seven?

10. According to the stage directions, how does Sequence Four end?

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