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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are the tears described in "Sometimes I Cry"?
(a) "Bitter and warm."
(b) "Cold and wet."
(c) "Sweet and salty."
(d) "Salty and Bitter."

2. The tears in "Sometimes I Cry" "flow with life but take no" what?
(a) Prisoners.
(b) Form.
(c) Effort.
(d) Channel.

3. In "If There Be Pain," what does the poet write his life was lived through?
(a) Lightning strikes.
(b) Falling rain.
(c) A thunderstorm.
(d) A snowstorm.

4. Who wrote the Preface of "The Rose That Grew from Concrete"?
(a) Madhubuti Shakur.
(b) Afeni Shakur.
(c) Irungu Shakur.
(d) Abidugun Shakur.

5. What does the poet say his "negative side" will want to do in "Black Woman"?
(a) "Break U."
(b) "Dominate U."
(c) "Know U."
(d) "Change U."

6. What is the last line of "Carmencita of the Bronx!"?
(a) "Your beautiful smile guides me through a day."
(b) "C U in heaven!"
(c) "I hear u R with another and u R expecting."
(d) "And my first thought in the morning was of u."

7. What does the poet write "is out there somewhere" in "Under the Skies Above"?
(a) "My father."
(b) "My child."
(c) "My mother."
(d) "My love."

8. "From First Glance" is dedicated to whom?
(a) Samantha.
(b) Yolanda.
(c) Jennifer.
(d) Michelle.

9. What line of "In the Depths of Solitude" follows "How can I be in the depths of solitude"?
(a) "When there R 2 inside of me."
(b) "When U R gone."
(c) "When the cops are on my tail."
(d) "When love is out the window."

10. What is the final poem of Section 1?
(a) "Self."
(b) "God."
(c) "Restitution."
(d) "Joyous."

11. Of what does the poet write "never cuz I'm living on the right tip" in "Only 4 The Righteous"?
(a) Fear.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Ignorance.
(d) Poverty.

12. When was Tupac Shakur born?
(a) 1974.
(b) 1971.
(c) 1969.
(d) 1973.

13. Who wrote the Introduction of "The Rose That Grew from Concrete"?
(a) Martha Steinberg.
(b) Laura Steinberg.
(c) Leila Steinberg.
(d) Mary Steinberg.

14. The poetry in "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" was written from 1989 until when?
(a) 1992.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1995.
(d) 1991.

15. In "Carmencita of the Bronx!" the poet writes, "I hear U R with another and U R" what?
(a) Happy.
(b) Unloved.
(c) Angry.
(d) Expecting.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is "Wife 4 Life" dedicated?

2. To whom is "Nothing Can Come Between Us" dedicated?

3. The first line of "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" is written in what narrative mode?

4. What does Shakur write is his "only recreation" in "Only 4 The Righteous"?

5. In "Under the Skies Above," Shakur writes, "Whether he is born in wealth or poverty / there will be no deficiency" in what?

(see the answer keys)

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