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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 has been abused in "No-Win"?
(a) "My outlook."
(b) My god."
(c) "My spirit."
(d) "My manhood."

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

3. To whom is the poem "A River That Flows Forever" dedicated?
(a) "Mother."
(b) "Brother."
(c) "Lover."
(d) "Sister."

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

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

6. What is the first line of the only untitled poem in Section 3?
(a) "Strength is overcome by weakness."
(b) "And Love-it remains the same"
(c) "The night is overcome by Brightness."
(d) "Joy is overcome by Pain."

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

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

9. What "can take Blame / For the evil that makes U cry" in "Nightmares"?
(a) Regret.
(b) Jealousy.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Curiosity.

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

11. In "So I Say GOODBYE," the poet writes, "I've decided 2 follow my heart and abandon" what?
(a) "You."
(b) "My mind."
(c) "The ghetto."
(d) "Hatred."

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

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

14. To whom did the poet dedicate "When Ure Hero Falls"?
(a) "My Hero."
(b) "My Hero My Mother."
(c) "My Father."
(d) "My Hero My Father.

15. "Tears of a Teenage Mother" begins, "He's bragging about his new" what?
(a) Job.
(b) Pants.
(c) Jordans.
(d) Car.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Ronald Reagan begin his term as U.S. President?

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

3. What does the poet write the shores of Howard Beach are full of in "How Can We Be Free"?

4. What is the first line of "The Sun and the Moon"?

5. What city is the executive and de facto national capital of South Africa?

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