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 did the author of "La Guera's" mother work while lying about her age?

2. In "Wonder Woman," what does the narrator wonder about the women whom she stares at?

3. What does "la guera" mean?

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

5. Who is quoted at the beginning of "La Guera"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

8. What were Cherrie Moraga's and Gloria Anzaldua's hopes for the book?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using the writings of Cherrie Moraga, describe and define the different types of lesbianism. Be sure to address their similarities and their differences.

Essay Topic 2

"A woman with power is feared."-Cherrie Moraga. Do you believe that this statement is true? Why/Why not? How do some of authors support this statement? Do any of the authors negate this statement? Why/Why not?

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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