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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What event occurred that made the narrator of Poem Thirteen change the way that she danced?
2. Which character narrates Poem Thirteen?
3. What is Poem Fourteen about?
4. What is Beau's full name in Poem Nineteen?
5. In Poem Sixteen, what does the narrator want to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The play is about discovering joy, power, and freedom. How do the characters try to discover these things? What journey do they have to take to overcome oppression and repression? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Although the majority of the characters in the playare African American, the narrator does choose to include a character of African and Latin American roots in poem three. Why do you think the author included this character? How does she change the dynamics of the play? What is significant about this character? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
What is the significance of the songs and music in the play? Why do you think the author chose these particular songs? Please use examples from the book to support your answer.
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