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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 only untitled poem of Section 1, Shakur writes, "Please wake me when I'm free / I cannot bear" what?
(a) Prison.
(b) Captivity.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Silence.

2. 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"?
(a) "Except dream of a better day."
(b) "There is 2 much of me that."
(c) "4 without u here my joy is through."
(d) "Introduced with innocence."

3. What does the poet write "is out there somewhere" in "Under the Skies Above"?
(a) "My father."
(b) "My love."
(c) "My mother."
(d) "My child."

4. Of what does the poet write "nah I leave the cutting up 2 Dize" in "Only 4 The Righteous"?
(a) "Babies."
(b) "Drugs."
(c) "Scratch."
(d) "Retire."

5. In what film was Tupac's first starring role?
(a) Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
(b) Juice.
(c) Jungle Fever.
(d) Boyz N the Hood.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "1st Impressions," the poet writes, "I Knew from the First glance / that U would be" what?

2. "1 for April" begins with what line?

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

4. To whom is the poem "In the Depths of Solitude" dedicated?

5. Who does the poet write is his "microphone companion" in "Only 4 The Righteous"?

Short Essay Questions

1. To whom is Shakur writing in "Why Must U Be Unfaithful"?

2. What dream does Shakur describe in the "Untitled" poem of Section1?

3. How does Shakur describe his dream in "No-Win"?

4. Who was Huey P. Newton?

5. What artists and cultural icons are described in the poems of Section1?

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

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

8. What can be said of the poems in Section 4 which predict Shakur's death?

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

10. What situation is described in "The Mutual Heartache"?

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