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. What happened on August 6, 1941, just four days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor?

2. What does being a "Yellow Feminist" mean? (Merle Woo)

3. "Feminism for you means working for the equality and humanity of women and men, for children, for the _________________ that is possible." (Nellie Wong)

4. Merle Woo claims that being a Chinese man in America makes the man a victim of _______________.

5. What is Gloria Anzaldua's main distraction from writing?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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")

2. 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?

3. Why did/does Barbara Smith believe that the white power structure did a good job on keeping women from bonding across racial lines?

4. Why did the Combahee River Collective believe that they needed a collection of Black feminist writing?

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

6. Why did the Combahee River Collective state that they were socialists?

7. Mirtha Quintanales stated that all humans had/have needs that must be met. What, according to Quintanales, are the circumstances under which these needs are to be met?

8. What "click" did Beverly Smith claim still existed in the women's movement?

9. What did the concrete objects in the poem "Ceremony for Completing a Poetry Reading" represent in reality?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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