Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó Por Sus Labios Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. According to Moraga, America is not interested in producing ________________.

2. In "Looking for the Insatiable Woman" who is La Mujer Llorena?

3. In "Entre Nos," Moraga states that she is connected spiritually with whom?

4. The feminist movement is doomed to failure if it does not __________________________.

5. Moraga reasons that the woman and the lesbian who killed the woman's children were reacting against ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Malinche and why to Mexicans despise her?

2. In "Canto Florido" to what does Moraga compare words that are never spoken?

3. According to Moraga, what can repression lead to in almost every Chicana's life?

4. What are the circumstances that make the myth of La Mujer Llorena come alive for Moraga?

5. What example of writer Gloria Anzaldua's work does Moraga use to point out that academia gets lost in obsessions with complex theory?

6. What did Moraga learn about sexism from being raised a Chicana woman?

7. What is the distinction made between two partners in any sexual act as defined by Octavio Paz in "A Long Line of Vendidas"?

8. In "Out of Our Revolutionary Minds Toward a Pedagogy of Revolt," why does Moraga state that the educational system in America is flawed?

9. Why does Moraga believe it is vital for artists to continue to create art that reflects their own cultural identities?

10. Explain one of the myths of lesbian sexuality regarding penetration and how Moraga's own experiences go against it.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS is a classic story of the search to find your true identity and the struggle to preserve it. What does that classification entail? Why does Moraga's work in this book fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the overall ethnic culture for the book. What influences does ethnicity have on Moraga's poems and essays? What is the time period of the poems and essays? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues reflected in the work?

Essay Topic 3

The book is written in 1983 during a period of growth and prosperity in America. Explain the significance of the political and cultural events of the time on Moraga and other oppressed people. How would Moraga's life have been different if she were coming out as a Hispanic lesbian today instead of the time she did? Explain.

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