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. How does Doris Davenport write "women"?

2. What does the narrator in "Wonder Woman" wonder about the professor's wife?

3. What did the author of "When I Was Growing Up" long to be?

4. Who wrote out the checks for the author's mother when she was at the grocery store? ("La Guera")

5. Where does the narrator of "Wonder Woman" reflect about other women doing the same things as she does?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Cherrie Moraga state as the driving force behind compiling the book "This Bridge Called My Back"?

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

3. What questions did Anita Valerio discuss regarding the holy woman?

4. What is Barbara Smith's "inherent definition of feminism"? (According to the introduction of "An d When You Leave, Take Your Pictures With You")

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

6. What is the common theme that all of the writings from the section titled "Introduction and Children Passing in the Streets: The Roots of Our Radicalism" have in common?

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

8. Why did Audre Lorde decide never to talk to white women about racism?

9. What are three of the ironic questionings that Lim makes regarding women in her poem "Wonder Woman"?

10. What did Cherrie Moraga state that she learned when she attended a concert where Ntosake Shange was reading?

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

Many of the authors claim that they had to make personal changes to feel like they were part of the women's movement, while others stated that not changing was the answer. Discuss the different stands that the authors make in regard to personal change within the women's movement. When is change necessary? When is change not necessary? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Do you believe that any "voice"was left out of the book? What voice do you believe was omitted from the view points? Why do you believe this voice was omitted from the book? Why do you believe that this voice would have added to the tone of the theme?

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