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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What "is not happy at all" "when your hero falls from grace" in "When Ure Hero Falls"?
(a) "Your body."
(b) "Your soul."
(c) "Your mind."
(d) "Your heart."

2. When did Nelson Mandela serve as the President of South Africa?
(a) 1985-1990.
(b) 1994 -1999.
(c) 1988-1993.
(d) 1990-1995.

3. "The Promise" begins with the line, "I will give u liberty, but first give me ure" what?
(a) Money.
(b) Soul.
(c) Heart.
(d) Spirit.

4. George Jackson was co-founder of what prison gang?
(a) The Black Curtain.
(b) The Black Panthers.
(c) The Black Aces.
(d) The Black Guerrilla Family.

5. "Or My Soul" is dedicated to whom?
(a) "Uncles."
(b) "Aunts."
(c) "Moms."
(d) "Dads."

6. The poet concludes "Or My Soul" saying that he is giving what?
(a) "My Notice."
(b) "Everything to Charity."
(c) "Nothing Up."
(d) "The Ultimatum."

7. The poet writes in "For Mrs. Hawkins," "I'm not out 2 offend the positive souls / only the racist dogs who" what?
(a) "Killed U inside."
(b) "Created sorrow 4 U."
(c) "Kill 4 fun."
(d) "Lied 2 me."

8. Where was Huey Newton born?
(a) Lockport, Lousiana.
(b) Bayou Gauche, Lousiana.
(c) Baton Rouge, Lousiana.
(d) Monroe, Lousiana.

9. Shakur concludes the poem "The Promise" stating, "Trickery does not succeed / with those with" what?
(a) "A Well Informed Mind."
(b) "Fool-proof Glasses."
(c) "A Pure Heart."
(d) "Honest Hearts."

10. To whom is "Family Tree" dedicated?
(a) "Sister."
(b) "Father."
(c) "Mother."
(d) "Brother."

11. What group did Huey Newton found?
(a) The Black Panther Party for Peace.
(b) The Black Panther Party for Justice.
(c) The Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
(d) The Black Panther Party for Equal Right.

12. What is the first line of "Just a Breath of Freedom"?
(a) "I spread my wings."
(b) "A slave to your desires."
(c) "Held captive 4 your politics."
(d) "The chains are broken."

13. Where was George Jackson shot to death?
(a) San Quentin Prison.
(b) Folsom Prison.
(c) High Desert State Prison.
(d) Pelican Bay State Prison.

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

15. Shakur writes in "Liberty Needs Glasses" that "Justice stubbed her Big Toe on" whom?
(a) "Castro."
(b) "Mandela."
(c) "The Indians."
(d) "Nixon."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the answer the poet supplies in "The Unanswerable?" to the question "When will there be peace on earth?"

2. What name was given to three African American inmates charged with the murder of white prison guard John V. Mills at California's Soledad Prison on January 16, 1970?

3. What "can take Blame / For the evil that makes U cry" in "Nightmares"?

4. What was an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization that operated in the United States from 1970 to 1981?

5. In "Just a Breath of Freedom," the poet writes, "They caged U like an animal / and watched U" what?

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