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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. __________ is a grief of distortions between peers, and its object is change, according to Audre Lorde.
(a) Oppression.
(b) Anger.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Segregation.

2. During Malcolm X weekend, Audre Lorde speaks at __________ to see if there are lessons to be used from the 1960s.
(a) Harvard.
(b) Boston College.
(c) Exeter.
(d) Yale.

3. Some white women, according to Audre Lorde, restrict themselves to the __________ community and this angers Lorde.
(a) Business.
(b) Academic.
(c) Art.
(d) Music.

4. Outsiders are like ___________ within a society which is based on profits, according to Audre Lorde.
(a) Surplus people.
(b) Echoes.
(c) Children.
(d) Waste.

5. In the story of La Llorona, the mother ___________ in retaliation for her husband's infidelity, as well as doing the same to his mother.
(a) Drowns her own children.
(b) Kills herself.
(c) Murders her husband's father.
(d) Murders her sister.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the term that Audre Lorde feels is being used in the black community in a derogatory way for a self-identified, independent woman?

2. Society would prefer that _________ be the woman's only route to social fulfillment.

3. By recognizing __________, Audre Lorde believes that it is possible to begin to move past them.

4. Audre Lorde wonders if there are any other groups in the world which are as universally __________ and yet expected to continue functioning within society.

5. Black women, according to Audre Lorde, seem to absorb the __________ of society from a young age.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the caveat that Audre Lorde makes at the start of the essay about her relationship with her son?

2. What is the unique set of challenges Audre Lorde feels she faces as a black feminist raising a son?

3. What happens, according to Audre Lorde, when it comes to the differences between people?

4. For what book was the conversation between Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich written out for?

5. What does Audre Lorde accuse white women of ignoring when it comes to the feminist movement?

6. What does Audre Lorde say that all black women have inside of them, something she has spent her life trying to express?

7. What are the three terms which Audre Lorde seeks to differentiate within this essay?

8. What does Audre Lorde feel are the two facets of the American system which are seen by most an inevitable, in this essay?

9. What does Audre Lorde criticize when it comes to her placement on the panel at the Second Sex Conference?

10. What kind of time does Audre Lorde believe that black women have been born into, which makes things more difficult?

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