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. According to Rosario Morales, who is capable of being racist?

2. According to Doris Davenport, what is wrong with the word "racism"?

3. What author did the narrator from "I Am What I Am" read "thru three or four times"?

4. According to a reference to another author in "La Guera," where must one look to find the dream?

5. Of what race is Gloria?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 3

Many of the authors state the importance of writing in the movement. What does the author state as the importance of writing? What does writing do for these authors? What purpose does writing serve in the women's movement?

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