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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the final lines of "My Dearest One!!" Shakur writes, "I prayed and watched the distant stars / and finally" what?
(a) "GOD knew what I wanted.
(b) "My stomach quivers my body shivers."
(c) "Made u a reality."
(d) "U came 2 me!"

2. 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."

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

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

5. The poet writes in "And Still I Love U" that being a man, he is sure to do what?
(a) Have regrets.
(b) Say something stupid.
(c) Get angry.
(d) Make mistakes.

Short Answer Questions

1. The poet writes in "1 for April," "I accept the ridicule in exchange for" what?

2. The first line of "Nothing Can Come Between Us" says "let's not talk of" what?

3. What does Shakur write "becomes your routine friend" in "When Ure Heart Turns Cold"?

4. How are the tears described in "Sometimes I Cry"?

5. Shakur writes that there was no what "for this thriving star" in "The Shining Star Within"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What civil rights activists are described in the poems of Section 2?

2. Who is Nelson Mandela?

3. What does Shakur write of the positive influences in his life in "In the Event of My Demise"?

4. What does Shakur hope to achieve in "If I Fail"?

5. How does the theme of ambition relate to Shakur's poetry?

6. What is Shakur's conclusion in "Where There Is a Will...."?

7. How does Shakur justify his divorce in "March 1st - The Day After April"?

8. How is life described in "Life Through My Eyes"?

9. Who was Huey P. Newton?

10. What happens when one marries struggle with perfection in "Nightmares"?

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