This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word did Gloria and Merlin wish to define for themselves, based upon their choice to leave a national feminist writers movement?

2. According to Judit Moschkovich, where is a great deal of information on Latin American available?

3. Who provided the scholarship for Gloria to attend the workshop on goddesses and heroines?

4. From the poem "And When you Leave, Take Your Pictures with You," what do "white sisters" love to own?

5. What word have feminists "had it with"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the introduction, Moraga defined the different sections of the book. What are they?

2. What happened to Naomi Littlebear when she ran home after being attacked as a little girl?

3. What did Judit Maschkovich define as American and Latin culture?

4. When did Mitsuye Yamada say that Asian Pacific American women would speak out?

5. According to Audre Lorde, what was the diversion task of black and third world women?

6. What did Aurora Levins Morales' friend Ceci say must change for things to be different so the daughters of Latinos could be free?

7. What does the first section of the book speak about?

8. What did Cherrie Moraga ask Aurora Levins Morales to write about, and what did Morales choose to write about?

9. What did Doris Davenport describe as Black "wimmin's "aversion to white "wimmin"?

10. According to Anita Valerio, how is the Okan described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some of the writings showed very personal reflections on the women's movement and the author's submersion in the movement. Other writings depicted a very sterile and emotionless presentation of the women's movement. Discuss the difference between the two very different stands on the problems associated with the women's movement. Which writings seemed to "better" present the problems associated with the women's movement? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

White women are detailed, in many of the writings, as being a large part of the oppression within the women's movement. What problems, according to the writers, do white women make for women of color in the movement? How do the writers support their statements against white women in the movement? Why do these problems seem ironic for the movement?

Essay Topic 3

The book "This Bridge Called My Back" takes into consideration many different view points on the problems associated with the women's movement. Discuss in detail the variety of viewpoints notated in the book. What "label" does the author fit into? What does the author state as the problems in the movement? How does she detail the ways for the problems to be fixed?

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