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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. Who does Shakur write "that's my D.J. he's the greatest" in "Only 4 The Righteous"?
(a) "Mouse."
(b) "Rice."
(c) "Dize."
(d) "Mace."

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

3. In "Sometimes I Cry," Shakur writes "The world moves fast and it would rather pass us by / Than 2 stop and C" what?
(a) "How I fly."
(b) "Where U died."
(c) "What makes U cry."
(d) "When U ride."

4. In "If There Be Pain," what does the poet write his life was lived through?
(a) A thunderstorm.
(b) Falling rain.
(c) Lightning strikes.
(d) A snowstorm.

5. In "When Ure Heart Turns Cold," Shakur writes that "When your heart turns cold" it causes what?
(a) "A pain in me."
(b) "Your mind 2 sieze."
(c) "Rage in me."
(d) "Your soul 2 freeze."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When did Tupac Shakur die?

3. What does the poet write of "in its truest sense" in "Nothing Can Come Between Us"?

4. "A Love Unspoken" begins, "What of a love unspoken? Is it weaker without" what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. To whom is "Family Tree" dedicated? What is its subject?

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

3. How does the theme of racism apply to the poems of Section 2?

4. Why does Shakur conclude that "Love is Just Complicated" in the poem with the same name?

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

6. How does Shakur describe the love affair in "Elizabeth"?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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