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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. Moraga blames her mother's ______________________ with making her a poor lover.
(a) Cruelty.
(b) Selfishness.
(c) Religious beliefs.
(d) Dissatisfaction with her marriage.

2. How old was Moraga's brother's lover when he was killed?
(a) 12.
(b) 24.
(c) 17.
(d) 33.

3. Moraga's nationality is half-white and half ______________.
(a) English.
(b) German.
(c) Mexican.
(d) Italian.

4. Moraga feels that she places herself at the mercy of ______________ which hates and persecutes homosexuals.
(a) A religion.
(b) A political system.
(c) An education system.
(d) A society.

5. What images does Moraga talk about in "Winter of Oppression, 1982?"
(a) The bombing of Hiroshima.
(b) The My Lai Massacre.
(c) The September 11 attacks.
(d) The Holocaust.

Short Answer Questions

1. What had Moraga and her mother suspected about her father?

2. What does Moraga say cannot be dealt with from a purely theoretical perspective?

3. What do men need to do in order for women to give up their hearts to them?

4. Cecilia and Joyce become friends and ______________.

5. Which notable person does Moraga mention in "What Does It Take?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Moraga say it is important for any activist to realize that oppression is not just exterior and how is the women's movement a subtle form of racism?

2. In "Heading East" what imagery does Moraga use to illustrate how male-dominated society tries to marginalize women?

3. Why does Moraga's mother ask her to speak to Moraga's father in "My Sister, Who Must Be Protected"?

4. How does Moraga compare herself to her lover's dead brother in "No Born-Again Children?"

5. What example does Moraga give about how she, herself, is guilty of oppressive behavior?

6. What aspect of her life does Moraga discuss in the introduction?

7. Why is writing in both English and Spanish a form of rebellion for Moraga?

8. In what situation do Moraga and another woman not need the help of men in "Modern-Day Hero?"

9. How does Moraga use the metaphor of a phantom limb to describe repressed sexuality in "You Call It, 'Amputation'"?

10. What important lesson does Moraga learn about oppression and marginalization when it hits close to home?

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