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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. What is the last line of "Carmencita of the Bronx!"?
(a) "C U in heaven!"
(b) "And my first thought in the morning was of u."
(c) "I hear u R with another and u R expecting."
(d) "Your beautiful smile guides me through a day."

2. Who wrote the Forward: "Tupac, C U in Heaven"?
(a) Rebecca Connor.
(b) Nikki Giovanni.
(c) Patrica Jones.
(d) Sheila Gomez.

3. According to the Preface, "There was never a day when Tupac did not appreciate" what?
(a) Women.
(b) Irony.
(c) Language.
(d) Life.

4. In "Life Through My Eyes," the poet writes that "Fun and games R few / but treasured like" what?
(a) "Life 2 me."
(b) "Gold 2 me."
(c) "Peace 2 me."
(d) "Peace 2 U."

5. In "Carmencita of the Bronx!" the poet writes "I wanted u more than I wanted" what?
(a) Me.
(b) Peace.
(c) Money.
(d) Knowledge.

Short Answer Questions

1. "From First Glance" is dedicated to whom?

2. The poet writes in "And Still I Love U" that being a man, he is sure to do what?

3. "1 for April" begins with what line?

4. In "The Mutual Heartache," Shakur writes, "U C as I do but your vision is / blurred by" what?

5. In what film was Tupac's first starring role?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Shakur describe politicians in "The Promise"?

3. What examples of injustice does Shakur cite in "Liberty Needs Glasses"?

4. How did Shakur feel about Vincent van Gogh?

5. What viewpoint does Shakur have of the world in "The Unanswerable?"

6. How does Shakur describe Huey P. Newton in "Fallen Star"?

7. Describe the ups and downs in the poetry. How did they affect Shakur?

8. How do the poems of Section 4 illustrate Shakur's feelings about justice?

9. "Just a Breath of Freedom" suggests what about Nelson Mandela?

10. What meeting is described in "1 For April"?

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