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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. In the poem "on not bein," what is the subject's chest compared to?
2. According to an essay by Rosario Morales in April 1980, by what does "this society" divides us?
3. From where did the quote at the beginning of "on not bein" come from?
4. Who wrote "The Brown Menace/Poem to the Survival of Roaches"?
5. 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"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the meaning behind "Wonder Woman"?
2. Why did the woman in Lee's "on not bein" marry the first man who proposed?
3. What did Judit Maschkovich define as American and Latin culture?
4. How do the poems "When I Was Growing Up" and "on not being" differ by point-of-view?
5. What questions did Anita Valerio discuss regarding the holy woman?
6. Who lives in the marrow of the narrator in "I Walk in the History of My People"?
7. What did Cherrie Moraga state that she learned when she attended a concert where Ntosake Shange was reading?
8. Given that Judit Moschovich did not equate "American" with imperialistic and racist, what did she equate "American" with?
9. According to Audre Lorde, what was the diversion task of black and third world women?
10. In the poem "When I was Growing Up," what was life like for Nellie Wong?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are many different references to "Left-Handed" and "Right-Handed" worlds. What is meant by both of these titles? How do different authors describe the meaning of "left-handed" and "right-handed" worlds? Why are these terms used as designations at all? What is the relevance?
Essay Topic 2
Metaphors in many of the writings showed a comparison of ideals and objects that painted a very vibrant, and sometimes disturbing, picture. Choose three to five metaphors and discuss the importance of the metaphor, the point the metaphor was making, and the use of the comparison in making the point the author wanted to make. Did the use of the metaphor work? Why/Why not?
Essay Topic 3
"A woman with power is feared."-Cherrie Moraga. Do you believe that this statement is true? Why/Why not? How do some of authors support this statement? Do any of the authors negate this statement? Why/Why not?
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