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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. According to Audre Lorde, the __________ that black women feel begins to become most important as it is the most powerful.
(a) Hatred.
(b) Truth.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Anger.

2. What conference was Audre Lorde speaking at where she gave the speech that is outlined in this section?
(a) First Woman.
(b) Truth Tools.
(c) Second Sex.
(d) Black Women United.

3. Where was Audre Lorde when she had the intense experience with the beauty of the land at the age of nineteen?
(a) Hawaii.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Grenada.
(d) New Mexico.

4. Audre Lorde just wants her son to grow up to be who ____________, not to be just like her.
(a) She wants him to be.
(b) He wants to be.
(c) Others want him to be.
(d) His sister wants him to be.

5. Audre Lorde believes that differences should be celebrated among women, not just _____________.
(a) Discussed.
(b) Written down.
(c) Heard.
(d) Tolerated.

Short Answer Questions

1. Malcolm X got closer to understanding the complexities of ____________ than any other person that Audre Lorde observed.

2. Audre Lorde posits that black women have troubles connecting with each other because of a fear of each other's __________.

3. The conference at which Audre Lorde is talking discusses specifically the women who have a problem with the __________ of black women.

4. Audre Lorde urges the _________ to look inside themselves in order to begin to create change.

5. Audre Lorde learned from the 1960s that she needed to define ____________ for herself and not let others do this job.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Audre Lorde believe needs to happen in order for prejudice and oppression to be transcended?

2. What does Audre Lorde point out to be used as a derogatory term in the black community for a self-identified and independent woman?

3. How does Audre Lorde describe two of her poems "Poetry is Not a Luxury" and "Uses of the Erotic"?

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

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

6. What does Audre Lorde believe to be a potentially useful force when it comes to racism and fighting against it?

7. What is the most important gift, Audre Lorde says, that she has given her children as a mother?

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

9. Why might black women might not be able to love each other, according to Audre Lorde?

10. What does Audre Lorde feel that Malcolm X began to grasp in terms of the lingering effects of oppression?

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