I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ellen Bass
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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. Yarrow Morgan is born in _____________.

2. Where does Uncle Karl invite Louise Thornton's brother, Frank, to go with him?

3. What do Louise Thornton's parents give her for high school graduation?

4. What is the title of Yarrow Morgan's poem?

5. What is the name of Maya Angelou's brother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lynn Swenson describe in her poem called "From My Half-Sleep"?

2. What was R.C.'s childhood like?

3. What happens in "The Window's Netting"?

4. What events occur before Mr. Freeman rapes Maya Angelou?

5. What is "Remembering Dream" about?

6. What happens in the poem by Yarrow Morgan?

7. Why does Maya stop talking for a time after Mr. Freeman's trial?

8. Why does Maya Angelou enjoy Mr. Freeman holding her the first time he abuses her?

9. What happens to Experience Gibbs in second grade?

10. What is Marty O. Dyke's poem "Yeah I'm Blaming You" about?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare this anthology to other works about child sexual abuse in terms of content, theme and the p of its message.

Essay Topic 2

How did these experiences serve as a lens for both how these women saw the world and themselves? What did these women gain from these experiences?

Essay Topic 3

What role does the media play in perpetuating the image of women as objects of sexual pleasure? Do you agree with Ellen Bass's indictments of the media and society made in the Introduction?

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