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. According to Audre Lorde, the __________ that black women feel begins to become most important as it is the most powerful.

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

3. In the story of La Llorona, the mother ___________ in retaliation for her husband's infidelity, as well as doing the same to his mother.

4. Another byproduct of society, according to Audre Lorde, is that he burden of explanation is put on ______________.

5. This section's essay was first given to an audience at ___________ College in April of 1980.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lorde begins to see that black men believe that black women are problematic when they speak up for their rights and desires.

Part 1: Do you think that Lorde responded to Staples' article in a productive manner?

Part 2: Why do you think that black women are being seen as a threat in the world, according to Lorde's observations?

Part 3: How do you think that power could be balanced between men and women? Is it possible?

Essay Topic 2

Lorde says that one oppression does not justify the other, even though she feels society is saying this.

Part 1: How does oppression impact the way a society works?

Part 2: Do you think that oppression is rampant in society today?

Part 3: Why do you think that oppression is a concern for Lorde during the time of her writing?

Essay Topic 3

The relationship between Lorde and her son is one which makes her think about her influence on him in his life.

Part 1: Do you think it's reasonable to say that Lorde is unable to be a complete parent to her son?

Part 2: Do you think the Lorde's son may not be able to find a good role model in his life?

Part 3: Do you believe a son is going to be less of a man because of having a lesbian mother?

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