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. How old is Lynn Swenson when her parents divorced?

2. Who does the grandfather watch undress in the poem "From My Half Sleep"?

3. Yarrow Morgan is born in _____________.

4. What does Maggie Hoyal tell her father is wrong with her to put him off for a while?

5. What is Uncle Karl's nickname for Louise Thornton?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Lois Phillips Hudson molested in "Why Aren't There More Creative Women?"

2. What is the main thing Lois Phillips Hudson laments in her essay "Why Aren't There More Creative Women""?

3. What brought about the creation of "I Never Told Anyone"?

4. What happens to the little girl in Martha Roger's story "Street Fair"?

5. What did the priest's unwanted kiss cost Beverly Sky in "A Priest Kiss"?

6. What happens to Pat Parker in her story "Shoes"?

7. What two incidents with the priest did Beverly Sky have conflicting feelings about?

8. How does Bella Moon describe the abuse she suffered in her story "Silence"?

9. Who is Kate Millett?

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

Essay Topics

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

Discuss three pieces in the anthology in terms of the imagery used and how imagery impacts both the literary and thematic aspects of the work.

According to Ellen Bass in the Introduction, why is there such a stigma associated with childhood sexual abuse? Why does Bass contend that openly discussing sexual abuse will help diminish this stigma and perhaps even the frequency with which the abuse is perpetrated? Do you agree or disagree?

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