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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. Shakur writes that there was no what "for this thriving star" in "The Shining Star Within"?
(a) Credit.
(b) Remembrance.
(c) Love.
(d) Compassion.

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

3. What does the poet say his "negative side" will want to do in "Black Woman"?
(a) "Change U."
(b) "Know U."
(c) "Break U."
(d) "Dominate U."

4. What does the poet write he'll do "where my culture I'm told holds no significance" in the untitled poem from Section 1?
(a) "Fight through the ignorance."
(b) "Say good riddance."
(c) "Earn but a pittance."
(d) "Wither and die in ignorance."

5. Who was Tupac's first professional manager with whom he left the poems of "The Rose That Grew from Concrete"?
(a) Javier Rodriguez.
(b) Marvin Johnston.
(c) Leila Steinberg.
(d) Don King.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "And Still I Love U," what follows the lines, "I don't have everything / as a matter of fact I don't have anything"?

2. The poetry in "The Rose That Grew from Concrete" was written from 1989 until when?

3. Of what does the poet write "never cuz I'm living on the right tip" in "Only 4 The Righteous"?

4. In "Forever and Today," Shakur writes"And if my doubts and ?'s upset u, forgive" what?

5. "The Fear in the Heart of a Man" is dedicated to whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is described in "The Rose That Grew from Concrete"?

2. How are Shakur's feelings about women illustrated in the poems?

3. Who is the subject of the poem "Genesis (The Rebirth of my Heart)"?

4. What emotions are described in "When Ure Hero Falls"?

5. How does Shakur describe his mental and emotional state in "And 2morrow"?

6. How is "Lady Liberty" described in "Liberty Needs Glasses"?

7. To whom is "If There be Pain..." written? Why?

8. How is the father described in "Tears of a Teenage Mother"?

9. To whom is "Nothing Can Come Between Us" dedicated? What is the poem's subject?

10. What does Shakur write about his death in "In the Event of My Demise"?

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