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This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the subject in the poem, "on not bein," not ever want to be?



2. In what year did the mother of the author of "La Guera" marry the writer's father?



3. What does the narrator croon in "I Am What I Am"?



4. "We challenge symptoms of the disease while neglecting the _________________," as related in "The Pathology of Racism" by Davenport.



5. What does the author want to make changes in, according to "Invisibility is an Unnatural Disaster: Reflections of an Asian American Woman"?



Short Essay Questions

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



2. What did Judit Maschkovich define as American and Latin culture?



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



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



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



8. In the poem "When I was Growing Up," what was life like for Nellie Wong?



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



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



Essay Topics

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.

Time and time again, fear is a main theme by many of the authors. Discuss fear as a consistent problem associated with the women's movement. Detail different authors' perspectives on the problems associated with the existence of fear within the women's movement.

The book "This Bridge Called My Back" takes into consideration many different view points on the problems associated with the women's movement. Discuss in detail the variety of viewpoints notated in the book. What "label" does the author fit into? What does the author state as the problems in the movement? How does she detail the ways for the problems to be fixed?

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