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. Where was the author of "La Guera"'s mother born?

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

3. According to Doris Davenport, what is the cause of racism in white feminists?

4. What does "braceros" mean?

5. "Light was _________," according to the narrator in "La Guera."

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who lives in the marrow of the narrator in "I Walk in the History of My People"?

4. What does Rosario Morales say that she is in "I am What I Am"?

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

6. Given that Judit Moschovich did not equate "American" with imperialistic and racist, what did she equate "American" with?

7. How did Mitsuye Yamada say that Asian Pacific American women could make themselves more visible?

8. What is the meaning behind "Wonder Woman"?

9. According to Emma Goldman from Cherrie Moraga's "La Guera," how must one gain a philosophy from any event?

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

Essay Topics

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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