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?
Gloria Anzaldua states "The basic problem that we have had was believing somebody else's story about us." How does this explain the problems associated within the women's movement, according to the authors? What does this statement say about all races? Is there a common solution that the authors come to in regard to eliminating the problems associated with "somebody else's story"?
Discuss your personal feelings on the writings in the book. Take into consideration your own racial history. How do you feel about what was stated in the book? If you have negative feelings about specific statements, why do you feel that way? Do you find yourself strongly agreeing with/ or disagreeing with any of the statements? Why?
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?
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