Soul on Ice 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. How did the man's arguments with his girlfriend end?

2. What does Cleaver call black women at the end of the chapter?

3. What does Cleaver say the new left and the new right are the result of?

4. What race was 16 percent of the people sent to Vietnam?

5. What does Cleaver say men had the impulse to use?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Cleaver say in his first letter to Beverly Axelrod?

2. Why does Cleaver think black men need to see themselves as strong?

3. What is the correlation between the Negro revolution and the war in Vietnam?

4. Why does Cleaver think that black men often despise their own women?

5. Why does Cleaver think things like the twist have become so influential?

6. How does Cleaver define the new left and the new right?

7. What is Cleaver's opinion on the structure of society?

8. What does Cleaver think threatens the Negro revolution?

9. Why does Cleaver think President Johnson opposes sit-ins and teach-ins?

10. Why don't the younger men like the elderly black prisoner in Chapter 13?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine black femininity.

1) In what way could female Afro-Americans be seen as among the most oppressed people in America in the first part of the twentieth century?

2) What is Cleaver's view of black femininity in the book?

3) Why do you think Cleaver's attitude toward women has changed so much?

Essay Topic 2

Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Cleaver use character and setting to express his themes?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following and examine how it helped to bridge the racial gap:

1) Popular music

2) The Twist

3) President Kennedy

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