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, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Rosario Morales compare "protective coloring in racist fields"?

2. The introduction of "El Mundo Zurdo: The Vision" claims autonomy is NOT __________.

3. According to Gloria Anzaldua, who said, "Complacency is a far more dangerous attitude than outrage."

4. From "Billie lives! Billie lives!," what year has been declared the year of the bird?

5. Who wrote the poem "I speak in an illusion"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Barbara Smith claim about many lesbians being separatists?

2. What did Beverly Smith claim was the problem with analyzing problems within the women's movement?

3. What drove Barbara Smith crazy regarding the arrogance of some white women? (Across the Kitchen Table")

4. According to Cherrie Moraga's introduction to the section "Speaking in Tongues: The Third World Woman Writer," what did first generation third world writers defy?

5. Why did Nellie Wong state that she will not stop working and writing? ("In Search of the Self As Hero: Confetti of Voices on New Year's Night")

6. What comparison did Cheryl Clarke make between lesbians and black women?

7. According to Gloria Anzaldua, what did she believe that white men expected of Third World women if they wanted to make it in a "right-handed world"?

8. What happened to Gloria Anzaldua when she began to write the essay "La Prieta"?

9. What did Gloria Anzaldua's mother want in return for birthing Gloria?

10. What did Michelle Wallace, as noted by the Combahee River Colective, state about the struggle to change the Black woman's condition?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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"?

Essay Topic 3

"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?

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