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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the final lines of "The Fear in the Heart of a Man," the poet writes, "I may receive great joy or u may return it" how?
(a) "Ripped apart."
(b) "Wrapped in plastic."
(c) "With reciept."
(d) "With anger."

2. The last line of "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" reads, "Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever" what?
(a) Saw.
(b) Cared.
(c) Wondered.
(d) Knew.

3. The final lines of "1st Impressions" say, "we kissed again and I felt the passion / and this was" what?
(a) "True love."
(b) "Destiny."
(c) "The one."
(d) "Cupid's blessing."

4. The poet asks "Does that make me" what "2 deny the world of my salvation" in "A Love Unspoken"?
(a) "A monster."
(b) "Selfish."
(c) "Cruel and cold."
(d) "Ignorant."

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

6. In "Carmencita of the Bronx!" the poet writes "I wanted u more than I wanted" what?
(a) Me.
(b) Money.
(c) Peace.
(d) Knowledge.

7. In "When Ure Heart Turns Cold," Shakur writes that "When your heart turns cold" it causes what?
(a) "A pain in me."
(b) "Rage in me."
(c) "Your mind 2 sieze."
(d) "Your soul 2 freeze."

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

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

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

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

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

13. "A Love Unspoken" begins, "What of a love unspoken? Is it weaker without" what?
(a) "A name."
(b) "Words."
(c) "Passion."
(d) "Boundaries."

14. In "The Mutual Heartache," Shakur writes, "U talk as I do but yet u don't / understand when I" what?
(a) Mumble.
(b) Yell.
(c) Imagine.
(d) Ramble.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Tupac Shakur's mother?

2. What does the poet say "U discovered" after "your soul was found" in "Elizabeth"?

3. What does the poet write he'll do "where my culture I'm told holds no significance" in the untitled poem from Section 1?

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. To whom is "Wife 4 Life" dedicated?

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