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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. What relationships are important to Gloria Anzaldua?
(a) The ones within our culture.
(b) The ones with others and self.
(c) The ones with humanity.
(d) The ones with others.

2. What kind of crisis does Hattie Gossett claim there is at the time of her book's release?
(a) World-wide literacy crisis.
(b) World-wide employment crisis.
(c) National employment crisis.
(d) National literacy crisis.

3. As stated by the Combahee River Collective, what did "smart" equal?
(a) Ugly.
(b) Powerless.
(c) Powerful.
(d) Sneaky.

4. "Even though we go hungry we are not impoverished of ________________." ("Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers")
(a) Dreams.
(b) Life.
(c) Nurishment.
(d) Experiences.

5. What does being a "Yellow Feminist" mean? (Merle Woo)
(a) Loving all people.
(b) Being a "tree hugger."
(c) Being a community activist and humanist.
(d) Supporting peace worldwide.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cherrie Moraga claim is possible in the poem "The Welder"?

2. To what does Rosario Morales compare "protective coloring in racist fields"?

3. Who wrote the poem "I speak in an illusion"?

4. Why does Nellie Wong bring up Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton?

5. "Feminism for you means working for the equality and humanity of women and men, for children, for the _________________ that is possible." (Nellie Wong)

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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"?

4. According to Cherrie Moraga's introduction to the section "Speaking in Tongues: The Third World Woman Writer," what did first generation third world writers defy?

5. What did Michelle Wallace, as noted by the Combahee River Colective, state about the struggle to change the Black woman's condition?

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

7. Why did the Combahee River Collective believe that they needed a collection of Black feminist writing?

8. Why did Cherrie Moraga, in the poem "The Welder," state that she was a welder and not an alchemist?

9. Why did Cheryl Clarke state that being a lesbian is a dangerous act of rebellion?

10. How did Gloria Anzaldua describe herself as "Shiva"?

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