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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. According to "Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers," what do "white eyes" not bother to learn?
(a) Our past.
(b) Our humanity.
(c) Our culture.
(d) Our language.

2. When did the Combahee River Collective first begin to meet?
(a) 1984.
(b) 1974.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1994.

3. The introduction to "El Mundo Zurdo: The Vision" relates that Third Women are especially vulnerable to____________.
(a) The oppression of men.
(b) The righting of the left-handed world.
(c) The many headed demon of oppression.
(d) The submission that turns a face blue with anger.

4. Who wrote the book "Bloodroots"?
(a) Ai.
(b) Alma Villanueva.
(c) Barbara Smith.
(d) Cherrie Moraga.

5. What does Hattie Gossett claim nobody cares about in the '80s?
(a) Giving back to society.
(b) Living morally.
(c) Black folks.
(d) Writing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Cheryl Clarke believe to be the real enemy to lesbians?

2. Mirtha Quintanales claims that there is no such thing as __________.

3. What drives Barbara Smith crazy, according to the "Sister-to-Sister Dialogue"?

4. What did Gloria Anzaldua claim changed her forever?

5. Barbara Smith says there is no such thing as ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gloria Anzaldua state is the reason that one resists the act of writing?

2. How did Cherrie Moraga describe the similarities and differences between Third World women writers?

3. What did Gloria Anzaldua's mother want in return for birthing Gloria?

4. What did the concrete objects in the poem "Ceremony for Completing a Poetry Reading" represent in reality?

5. According to Gloria Anzaldua, what did she believe that white men expected of Third World women if they wanted to make it in a "right-handed world"?

6. What "click" did Beverly Smith claim still existed in the women's movement?

7. Why does Gloria Anzaldua write?

8. Why did/does Barbara Smith believe that the white power structure did a good job on keeping women from bonding across racial lines?

9. Why did Hattie Gossett believe that it would be difficult to get her book out?

10. Mirtha Quintanales stated that all humans had/have needs that must be met. What, according to Quintanales, are the circumstances under which these needs are to be met?

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