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. What book did Naomi Littlebear send to Cherrie Moraga?

2. What did Naomi Littlebear say she tried to exorcise?

3. Why can't Gloria Anzaldua sleep at night?

4. In "La Prieta," what are "old selves" compared to?

5. What metaphor does Gloria Anzaldua use to compare writing to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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