Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches 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. By recognizing __________, Audre Lorde believes that it is possible to begin to move past them.

2. What is the pseudonym that Audre Lorde uses when she publishes the story of La Llorona?

3. The interview between Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich was first published in _________ before being included in a book.

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

5. The _________ of black women seem to be the only people who seem to understand and accept them for who they are.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the mistake of the 1960s that Audre Lorde feels society and future movements need to learn from?

2. Why does Audre Lorde believe it is important to discuss difference in the lives of women?

3. What does Audre Lorde feel makes guilt useless in society and in the fight for rights, according to this essay?

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

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

6. What is one of the most often unrecognized differences, according to Audre Lorde, between white and black women?

7. What is the piece of advice that Audre Lorde almost gives to her son after a series of bullying?

8. Why did Audre Lorde use a pseudonym when she wrote the story about La Lllorona?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lorde is one for discussing the differences in the lives of women, no matter what color or sexual preference.

Part 1: Why do you think differences are important to point out in the lives of others?

Part 2: Do you think the focusing on similarities can be powerful as well?

Part 3: How do you think that differences can be used in a discussion about feminism and racism?

Essay Topic 2

Lorde comments that there are no new ideas waiting for humans to try them out, only old and tired ideas waiting to be explored.

Part 1: Do you believe that the world is out of new ideas? Will the world ever run out of ideas?

Part 2: What is the value of exploring old ideas in the modern times?

Part 3: Why do you think that Lorde believes that there are only old ideas right now?

Essay Topic 3

Lorde's breast tumor surgery causes her to look more closely at herself and her work.

Part 1: Do you think the medical surgeries cause self-reflection?

Part 2: Why do you think the the breast surgery had an impact on Lorde?

Part 3: How do you think you might change if you were to have a difficult or a dangerous surgery?

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