The Rose That Grew from Concrete Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "So I Say GOODBYE," the poet writes, "I've decided 2 follow my heart and abandon" what?

2. In "U R Ripping Us Apart!!!" the poet writes, "Before u came the triangle never" what?

3. What is the last line of "Tears of a Teenage Mother"?

4. Geronimo ji-Jaga was targeted by what FBI program?

5. The poet claims in "Government Assistance or My Soul" that he would "go hungry and homeless" before what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the element of self-doubt in the poems "Untitled," "Love is Just Complicated," "Elizabeth," and "I Know My Heart Has Lied Before." What frustration does the poet express over his inability to know his own desires?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the symbolism and imagery in "If I Fail," "What is it That I Search 4," "The Fear in the Heart of a Man," and "God." What themes emerge through the symbolism?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the themes of love and adultery in "Why Must U Be Unfaithful," "The Power of a Smile," "Genesis," and "Love Within a Storm." How does Shakur differentiate between women and men in "Why Must U Be Unfaithful"?

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