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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does the poet say [you] raise in pride in "Just a Breath of Freedom"?
(a) "Your Flag."
(b) "Expectations."
(c) "The Curtain of Oppression."
(d) "Your Regal Brow."

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

5. What did "they" order the execution of in "Just a Breath of Freedom"?
(a) "Free thinking."
(b) "Active Imaginations."
(c) "All minds they couldn't control."
(d) "Intelligence."

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

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

8. In "A River That Flows Forever," the poet writes, "As long as some ____ / The River Flows Forever."
(a) Have love.
(b) Have pride.
(c) Suffer.
(d) Are angry.

9. When is the poem "So I Say GOODBYE" dated?
(a) May 22.
(b) August 1.
(c) November 20.
(d) June 17.

10. What is the first line of "How Can We Be Free"?
(a) "While Nelson Mandela rots in a jail cell."
(b) "Sometimes I wonder about this race."
(c) "When they c these crooked ass Redneck cops."
(d) "Bumrush 2 join the Armed Forces."

11. What does Shakur refer to Ronald Reagan as in "Liberty Needs Glasses"?
(a) "Ronnie."
(b) "Cowboy."
(c) "The Prez."
(d) "Idiot."

12. Shakur concludes "Liberty Needs Glasses" with the lines, "I mean really if anyone really valued life / and cared about the masses / They'd take 'em both 2 ____ / and get 2 pairs of glasses."
(a) "Pen Optical."
(b) "The Optometrist."
(c) "Sears Optical."
(d) "Walmart."

13. In "Government Assistance or My Soul," the poet writes that "All unemployed aren't" what?
(a) Lazy.
(b) Poor.
(c) Dumb.
(d) On welfare.

14. What are uncovered "when your hero falls from grace" in "When Ure Hero Falls"?
(a) "All fairy tales."
(b) "The truth."
(c) "Hidden powers."
(d) "Many flaws."

15. What was an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization that operated in the United States from 1970 to 1981?
(a) The Black Panthers.
(b) The Black Liberation Army.
(c) The Black Night.
(d) The Black Power Movement.

Short Answer Questions

1. Shakur writes in "Liberty Needs Glasses" that "Justice stubbed her Big Toe on" whom?

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

3. With what organization was Geronimo ji-Jaga involved?

4. In "The Promise," Shakur writes, "I too would be afraid of passion governed by" what?

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

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