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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. In Poem Two, what happened to the poem's main character the day after the party?
(a) She could not stop smiling.
(b) She had a bad headache.
(c) She was in a car accident.
(d) She could not find her glasses.

2. Which character relays the main narrative in Poem Two?
(a) The lady in green.
(b) The lady in red.
(c) The lady in yellow.
(d) The lady in purple.

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

4. Based on Poem One, what is this play about?
(a) It is about single women and their pursuits.
(b) It is about abused women in America.
(c) It is about African American women finding their voice.
(d) It is about finding love.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the character in Poem Seven say she could not have see her in her current situation?

2. What does the main character in Poem Four decide to do as a result of her relationship?

3. What images are contrasted in Poem Six?

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 is the second word spoken in Poem Seven?

Short Essay Questions

1. Based on the information in Poem One, what is the play about?

2. What do the two songs at the end of Poem One represent?

3. What contrasts and juxtapositions are apparent at the beginning of Poem Eleven?

4. Describe the poetic imagery in Poem Six.

5. Describe the language and imagery in Poem Thirteen.

6. How does the language change at the end of Poem Nineteen? At what point at the end of the play does the language change?

7. How does the playwright bring universality to the script in Poem One?

8. How does the final poem sum up the dramatic and thematic journey of the play?

9. Describe the language and imagery in Poem Four.

10. Why do the characters end the play on a good note, despite the journey?

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