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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction and Children Passing in the Streets: The Roots of Our Radicalism.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is quoted at the beginning of the poem "on not bein"?
(a) Ntozake Shange.
(b) Marilyn French.
(c) Marleen Barr.
(d) Sandy Boucher.

2. Where did the narrator of "I Am What I Am" get her English accent from?
(a) The BBC.
(b) Gospel Songs.
(c) Sesame Street.
(d) National Geographic Channel.

3. What nationality does the narrator of "I Am What I Am" find funny in the way that they speak?
(a) Finnish.
(b) British.
(c) Irish.
(d) American.

4. In "Dreams of Violence," who is lying beside the narrator in bed?
(a) Her lover.
(b) Her son.
(c) Her dog.
(d) Her daughter.

5. Who wrote "on not bein"?
(a) Imamu Amiri Baraka.
(b) Mary Hope Lee.
(c) Maya Angelou.
(d) Ai.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is quoted at the beginning of "Children Passing in the Streets" as saying, "I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes"?

2. What state did the narrator move back to in her mind in "Dreams of Violence"?

3. "We are women from all kinds of ____________________ streets." This statement is taken from Moraga's "Introduction and Children Passing in the Streets: The Roots of Our Radicalism."

4. Who wrote "For the Color of My Mother"?

5. According to the introduction, for whom do Third World women put themselves on the line for?

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