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

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

3. The poet writes in "1 for April," "I accept the ridicule in exchange for" what?
(a) "Your love."
(b) "Peaceful eternity."
(c) "A chance 2 B with U."
(d) "The words U share with me."

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Tupac Shakur's mother?

2. The poet asks "Does that make me" what "2 deny the world of my salvation" in "A Love Unspoken"?

3. "Elizabeth" begins "I remember when U were LOST / and your soul was" what?

4. In "Carmencita of the Bronx!" the poet writes "I wanted u more than I wanted" what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What metaphor is used in "Can U C the Pride in the Panther"?

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

3. What are Shakur's feelings about government assistance in "Government Assistance or My Soul"?

4. How are the opposite ends of love described in "A Love Unspoken"?

5. What examples are described in "Things That Make Hearts Break"?

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

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

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

9. What juxtaposition does Shakur present in "The Fear in the Heart of a Man"?

10. How does Shakur describe perfection in "The Eternal Lament"?

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