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

2. According to Audre Lorde, what must exist for liberation to exist?

3. According to the footnotes for Jo Carrillo's poem "Beyond the Cliffs of Abiquiu," to what land is the poem dedicated?

4. Why was the author of "La Guera" pulled out of school at the ages of five, seven, nine, and eleven?

5. Who did the subject from "on not bein" marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Aurora Levins Morales decide was the issue that she had with Piri Thomas' book "Down These Mean Streets"?

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

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

4. How do the poems "When I Was Growing Up" and "on not being" differ by point-of-view?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lesbianism within the women's movement seems to create problems, according to many of the lesbian authors. How do they describe the difficulty of being a lesbian within the women's movement? Why do some of the authors claim that being a lesbian within the movement creates problems of its own?

Essay Topic 2

Why do you feel the the book was titled "This Bridge Called My Back"? What imagery does this title set up for the book? Is it a negative or positive understanding? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Many of the writers detail specific things that a woman of color must do to help the women's movement become just that-a women's movement. They state that there are too many issues within the movement to move forward and make a real change happen. Discuss the different points that the authors make in regard to an individual's responsibility in the movement for it too succeed.

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