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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the characters ironically suggest in Poem Six?

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

3. What event is Poem Two about?

4. How many characters run off stage after the lights change at the end of Poem Five?

5. What song plays at the start of Poem Six?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the purpose of Poem Six?

3. Describe the language and imagery in Poem Thirteen.

4. What theme(s) are evident in Poem One and what is the meaning of this theme?

5. What links Poems Six and Seven together?

6. Describe the poetic imagery in Poem Seven.

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

8. What does Poem Eighteen allow the characters to do? What do the characters use the poem to describe?

9. How is dance used in Poem Three?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does the playwright use sexuality and sensuality to describe the differences that exist between African American women and women of other races? Why does the author use sexuality and sensuality to show differences between women of different races? Please use specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

How does the playwright use colloquial language in the play? Why is it necessary for her to use colloquial language in this type of work? Please use specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the play, the lady in brown's final words are, "This is for colored girls who have considered suicide/but are movin to the ends of their own rainbow." What does this statement mean? What do colored girls have to do in order to move "to the ends of their own rainbow"? What is required of them? Please use specific examples from the book.

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