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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many years did Geronimo ji-Jaga spend in prison for kidnapping and murder?
(a) 5 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 27 years.
(d) 18 years.

2. When was Nelson Mandela born?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1938.
(c) 1928.
(d) 1908.

3. Geronimo ji-Jaga had what relationship with Tupac Shakur?
(a) They went to the same church.
(b) He was his godfather.
(c) They lived on the same block.
(d) He was a high school friend.

4. What are exposed "when your hero falls from grace" in "When Ure Hero Falls"?
(a) Powers.
(b) Riddles.
(c) Myths.
(d) Truths.

5. What city is the executive and de facto national capital of South Africa?
(a) Cape Town.
(b) Pretoria.
(c) Johannesburg.
(d) Mangaung.

6. In "Nightmares," the poet writes that "It isn't a good feeling when U disobey" what?
(a) "Your Dreams."
(b) "Your Mother."
(c) "Your Soul."
(d) "Your Heart."

7. Oliver North was involved in what political scandal?
(a) Watergate.
(b) The Kennedy assassination.
(c) Iran-Contra Affair.
(d) The Vietnam war.

8. Along with Lady Liberty, who needs glasses in "Liberty Needs Glasses"?
(a) "Grandma Justice."
(b) "Mrs. Justice."
(c) "Nurse Justice."
(d) "Sister Justice."

9. "For Mrs. Hawkins" is written in the memory of whom?
(a) Joseph Hawk.
(b) Yusef Hawk.
(c) Yusef James.
(d) James Joseph.

10. Where does "the trees that grow against all odds" blossom in "Family Tree"?
(a) "In the desert."
(b) "In darkness."
(c) "Underwater."
(d) "In space."

11. What autobiography did Huey Newton write?
(a) Suicidal Tendencies.
(b) Suicide on My Mind.
(c) Revolutionary Suicide.
(d) Suicide Storm.

12. Who does Shakur write "has been defeated by you" in "U R Ripping Us Apart!!!"?
(a) "My Hero."
(b) "My Mother."
(c) "My Father."
(d) "My Brother."

13. How old does the poet write he is in "Or My Soul"?
(a) 16.
(b) 18.
(c) 22.
(d) 21.

14. What "remains the same" in the only untitled poem of Section 3?
(a) Joy.
(b) Love.
(c) Strength.
(d) Spirit.

15. In "Family Tree," the poet asks whether the beauty is in the tree or in what?
(a) Sky.
(b) Roots.
(c) The forest.
(d) Leaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. The poet refers to "this white killer" as being what in "For Mrs. Hawkins"?

2. What figure cited in "Liberty Needs Glasses" is also known as Geronimo ji-Jaga?

3. When did Nelson Mandela win the Nobel Peace Prize?

4. In "Government Assistance or My Soul," the poet writes that "All high school dropouts R not" what?

5. What are uncovered "when your hero falls from grace" in "When Ure Hero Falls"?

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