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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. What does the hammer symbolize in the poem entitled "separation--AWOL 1" (121)?
2. The poem "shame turned inside out" makes the claim that "shame turned inside out is" (226) what emotion?
3. In what language does Anderson say she often dreams?
4. The poem "Polyhymnia" (167) focuses on which of Anderson's firsts?
(a) Her first day of middle school.
(b) Her first communion.
(c) Her first day of high school.
(d) Her first kiss.
5. How did Anderson come to meet the author of the young adult novel MONSTER?
(a) They co-authored a book together.
(b) They were both nominated for the same award.
(c) They had mutual friends.
(d) They met at a literary reading.
Short Answer Questions
1. The poem entitled "emerging" on page 254 focuses on the strength and volatility of which group of people?
2. In the poem entitled "ignore stupid advice," what is NOT a piece of the long list of "stupid advice" (231) offered?
3. Anderson states that she speaks to thousands of teens and hundreds of which other group of people at book festivals?
4. What is the last name of the author of the young adult novel MONSTER?
5. The poem entitled "drawn and quartered" is about one of Anderson's professors who had been raising how many children on his own?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Anderson instill suspense into a particular moment within her poetry memoir?
2. What is one suggestion that Anderson provides in relation to how young women should be instructed in a different manner than the ways in which they are currently taught?
3. How long after Anderson was raped did she begin her high school career?
4. What instruction does Anderson give to the reader at the end of the poem entitled “forgiveness” (206) and what is her purpose for doing so?
5. How does the theme of isolation enter the part of the memoir dealing with Anderson’s time at Georgetown University?
6. In what way does Anderson portray the tendency for victims of sexual violence to be failed within the legal system?
7. Whom does Anderson credit with teaching her everything she knows about (170) her “responsibility to [her] readers”?
8. Who is Danuta Danielsson and what is the significance of her introduction?
9. How does the theme of family bonds enter the part of the memoir about Anderson’s return home from Denmark?
10. For what purpose did Anderson go to Denmark and for how long did she stay?
This section contains 1,108 words
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