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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the poet write he'll do "where my culture I'm told holds no significance" in the untitled poem from Section 1?
(a) "Earn but a pittance."
(b) "Wither and die in ignorance."
(c) "Fight through the ignorance."
(d) "Say good riddance."

2. The first line of "Carmencita of the Bronx!" says "U saw" what "at its best"?
(a) Pride.
(b) Determination.
(c) Innocence.
(d) Human nature.

3. When is the poem "From First Glance" dated?
(a) February 1, 1990.
(b) May 23, 1992.
(c) June 5, 1985.
(d) December 12, 1988.

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

5. What line follows "I am not a perfectionist" in "The Eternal Lament"?
(a) "But still I seek perfection."
(b) "And all of my free time will be spent."
(c) "From my mind 2 the depths of my soul."
(d) "On the 1's I miss I will lament."

6. The poet concludes "I Know My Heart Has Lied Before" with the line "With All My Heart &" what?
(a) "Knowledge."
(b) "Love."
(c) "Kindness."
(d) "Spirit."

7. "Elizabeth" begins "I remember when U were LOST / and your soul was" what?
(a) "Wandering."
(b) "Lost."
(c) "Unrelenting."
(d) "In the wind."

8. In "From First Glance," the poet writes, "The circumstances don't even matter because my heart" what?
(a) "Knows the truth."
(b) "Never lies."
(c) "Is true."
(d) "Can hear U."

9. In "1st Impressions," the poet writes, "I Knew from the First glance / that U would be" what?
(a) "An angel."
(b) "Mine."
(c) "Hard 2 4get."
(d) "Impossible 2 convince."

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

11. What does the poet write "you reeked of" in "1st Impressions"?
(a) "Sultry confidence."
(b) "Righteous pride."
(c) "Inner beauty."
(d) "Healthy imagination."

12. What is the first line of "When I Do Kiss U"?
(a) "U say that u'll love me forever but what about today."
(b) "U saw innocence at its best."
(c) "U haven't recovered from the pain of the past."
(d) "I haven't yet for reasons of your own."

13. Shakur opens "Black Woman" with "The day I met u I saw" what?
(a) Strength.
(b) Peace.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Anger.

14. What is the first thing the poet lists in "Things That Make Hearts Break"?
(a) "Deceiving laughs."
(b) "Lonely children."
(c) "Pretty smiles."
(d) "People who dream with their eyes open."

15. What is the last line of the only untitled poem in Section 2?
(a) "And kiss with my Heart's intentions."
(b) "2 wake up 2 U each morning."
(c) "Is this what must be?"
(d) "That U were pure woman 2 me."

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Love Is Just Complicated," Shakur writes, "I thought I wanted "A" / But "A" was 2 mixed up with" what?

2. In "Life Through My Eyes," the poet writes "Life through my bloodshot eyes / would scare" what?

3. To whom is "Black Woman" dedicated?

4. "What Is It That I Search 4" Shakur writes, "Just as no one knows / what lies beyond the _____ / I will never find the answer 2 / what it is that I search 4."

5. In "Life Through My Eyes," the poet writes that "Fun and games R few / but treasured like" what?

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