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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 2, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom, Part 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "An Equation for Black People Onstage," Parks calls for African-Americans "to show the world and ourselves our beautiful and powerfully" what?
(a) "Infinite variety."
(b) "Interesting culture."
(c) "Creative minds."
(d) "Accurate wisdom."

2. In "Elements of Style" Parks urges playwrights to find what in the lines of the characters?
(a) Reason.
(b) Humanity.
(c) Passion.
(d) Action.

3. What "apparatus" used by scientists to disguise their presence so they can observe animals in their natural environment without being noticed is described in "B" of "Snails"?
(a) A "bird."
(b) A "spider."
(c) A "fly."
(d) An "ant."

4. In her opening essays, what does Parks define as "the holding or having of something of one's own"?
(a) Possession.
(b) Ownership.
(c) Adoption.
(d) Belonging.

5. In "Snail," scene "C," Molly announces her decision to not make a career out of what?
(a) Being down and out.
(b) Begging.
(c) Hopelessness.
(d) Blackmail.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word does Molly repeat on different occasions in scene "A" of "Snails"?

2. When was Suzan-Lori Parks born?

3. Who defied her boss' efforts to get her to speak properly in scene "A" of "Snails"?

4. Who is speaking in scene "D" of "Snails"?

5. In "Elements of Style" Parks suggests that the use of language involves what?

(see the answer key)

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