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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Cheryl Clarke believe to be the real enemy to lesbians?

2. When was the first piece of Hattie Gossett's book "my soul looks back in wonder/wild wimmin don't get no blues" written?

3. In Cheryl Clarke's mind, what does "take care of us" equal?

4. Who was Malintzin?

5. According to Barbara Smith, what does one woman state as the reason for not watching television?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

White women are detailed, in many of the writings, as being a large part of the oppression within the women's movement. What problems, according to the writers, do white women make for women of color in the movement? How do the writers support their statements against white women in the movement? Why do these problems seem ironic for the movement?

Essay Topic 2

While the initial reasoning behind the women's movement were based upon problems associated with the power that men had over women, it does not seem to be limited to that singular problem any longer. What specific issues are discussed as being part of the reasoning behind the problems that the women's movement continues to face? Whom else do the authors blame for the problems that the women's movement faced/faces? Are these problems relevant, based upon the readings? Why/Why not?

Essay Topic 3

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"?

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