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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 purpose of Poem One?
(a) It is a song about the main characters.
(b) It is the introduction to a character's life.
(c) It is an innvocation.
(d) It is a preface to the story.
2. What do all of the characters in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf have in common?
(a) They are all White.
(b) They are all in their 20s.
(c) They are all from the suburbs.
(d) They are all women.
3. Who does the character in Poem Seven say she could not have see her in her current situation?
(a) Her friends.
(b) Her classmates.
(c) Her family.
(d) Her co-workers.
4. What are the stage directions for all of the characters on stage at the end Poem Six?
(a) The characters fall to the floor.
(b) The characters run to one side of the stage.
(c) The characters dance to the music.
(d) The characters are all hit by an imaginary slap.
5. What is the setting of this work?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the story in Poem Seven about?
2. In Poem Six, which character says, "pin-ups attached to the insides of his lapels"?
3. Where is the lady in red from?
4. Which one of these folk songs does the cast of the play sing in Poem One?
5. Who does the main character In Poem Three run off to see?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Poem Four.
2. What does dance represent at the beginning of Sequence Four? What does dance represent at the end of Sequence Four?
3. How does the language change at the end of Poem Nineteen? At what point at the end of the play does the language change?
4. How does the final poem sum up the dramatic and thematic journey of the play?
5. Why does the lady in green call on white women and other men in Poem Seventeen?
6. How did the lady in red discover God?
7. 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"?
8. What do the two songs at the end of Poem One represent?
9. What contrasts are made in Poem Fifteen?
10. What does the final dance represent?
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