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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. Black men seem to view black women as threatening if they become __________, according to Audre Lorde.
(a) Insubordinate.
(b) Powerful.
(c) Weaker.
(d) Financially successful.

2. __________ is necessary to the female condition, according to Audre Lorde, in this section of the book.
(a) Life.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Masculinity.
(d) Power.

3. One of the reasons which Audre Lorde believes leads to silence in one's life is ______________.
(a) Femininity.
(b) Poor writing.
(c) Discrimination.
(d) Poor community support.

4. The dismissal of other points of view, according to Audre Lorde, act as barriers to _____________ as other forms of racism do too.
(a) Peace.
(b) Truth.
(c) Power.
(d) Understanding.

5. Audre Lorde challenges the people at the panel to look at their lives as she looked at her possible _______________.
(a) Surgeries.
(b) Poems.
(c) Cancer treatment.
(d) Life experiences.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of the essay to which Audre Lorde decides to respond, as it was published in the same journal earlier in the year?

2. Black __________ are even more threatening, according to Audre Lorde, since they do not fit into a _____________.

3. A women interviews Audre Lorde because the writer is doing a story about ___________.

4. Audre Lorde believes that poetry is able to express ____________ , which are then a direct link back to the ancient society.

5. Audre Lorde believes the article was simply a show of the proof that the black male community sees black women as a ________ rather than allies.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Audre Lorde say that life experience gives to her in relation to her expression?

2. What does Audre Lorde says is a symptom of white male-centric thought processes?

3. What happens to injustices when they are left silent, according to Audre Lorde's speech in this section?

4. What happens to hopes and to dreams when they are put into language in poetry, according to Audre Lorde?

5. To what is this section of the book responding to? Who is Audre Lorde sending this letter in response to?

6. Where did Audre Lorde give the speech "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action"?

7. What is the state of Uzbekistan's official position, with which Audre Lorde credits the area for its tolerance?

8. What do the feelings of poetry do in relation to connecting with other times, according to Audre Lorde?

9. What happened at a New York state college, according to Audre Lorde, when talking about the barriers to women?

10. Why did Audre Lorde make the trip to Russia as she describes it at the start of the book?

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