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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. "Certainly ____________ is not just a white phenomenon." (Gloria Anzaldua)
(a) Racism.
(b) Misunderstanding.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Mistrust.

2. What does Gloria Anzaldua say women of color cannot allow?
(a) Being made fun of.
(b) Being dehumanized.
(c) Being tokenized.
(d) Being hurt.

3. On what night is Nellie Wong writing a letter to herself?
(a) Mother's Day.
(b) New Year's night.
(c) Her birthday.
(d) Christmas Eve.

4. What did Hattie Gossett claim "is really a drag"?
(a) Writing the introduction to your own book.
(b) Telling the truth about the women's movement today.
(c) Meditation with a guru.
(d) Finding one's own voice.

5. "Feminism for you means working for the equality and humanity of women and men, for children, for the _________________ that is possible." (Nellie Wong)
(a) Faith.
(b) Honor.
(c) Love.
(d) Acceptance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story is the monkey from that Gloria Anzaldua referenced in "La Prieta"?

2. What do women of color dare to show the world? ("Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers")

3. "Your skin must be sensitive for the lightest _____________ and thick enough to ward off the ___________________." ("Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers")

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

5. According to Barbara Smith, what book did African American students have a hard time believing was about "white people"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Cheryl Clarke wrap up her essay "Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance"?

2. Why did the Combahee River Collective state that they were socialists?

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

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

5. 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?

6. Why did Barbara Smith claim that "virtually no Black person in this country ...is surprised about oppression"?

7. Describe the "smart-ugly" crystallization as described by the Combahee River Collective.

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

9. Why did the poem "I sing to myself", as used by Norma Alarcon in "Chicana's Feminist Literature: A Re-Vision Through Malintzin," represent a key example for her problem with the parent-child relationship?

10. Why did Luisah Teish claim that men always put down herbal remedies? (From her interview with Gloria Anzaldua.)

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