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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. "The lesbian of color is not only invisible, she does not even __________." ("Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers")
2. What essay of Cherrie Moraga's does Naomi Littlebear refer to by referencing a six-pack of beer?
3. The introduction to "El Mundo Zurdo: The Vision" relates that Third Women are especially vulnerable to____________.
4. "Your skin must be sensitive for the lightest _____________ and thick enough to ward off the ___________________." ("Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers")
5. Who does Cheryl Clarke believe to be the real enemy to lesbians?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Gloria Anzaldua's mother want in return for birthing Gloria?
2. What "click" did Beverly Smith claim still existed in the women's movement?
3. Why does Gloria Anzaldua write?
4. Why did/does Barbara Smith believe that the white power structure did a good job on keeping women from bonding across racial lines?
5. According to Gloria Anzaldua, what were the problems associated with power in her essay "La Prieta"?
6. How did Cherrie Moraga describe the similarities and differences between Third World women writers?
7. Why did Luisah Teish claim that men always put down herbal remedies? (From her interview with Gloria Anzaldua.)
8. What did Beverly Smith claim was the problem with analyzing problems within the women's movement?
9. Why did Hattie Gossett believe that it would be difficult to get her book out?
10. Why did Cherrie Moraga, in the poem "The Welder," state that she was a welder and not an alchemist?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many of the authors claim that they had to make personal changes to feel like they were part of the women's movement, while others stated that not changing was the answer. Discuss the different stands that the authors make in regard to personal change within the women's movement. When is change necessary? When is change not necessary? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you feel the the book was titled "This Bridge Called My Back"? What imagery does this title set up for the book? Is it a negative or positive understanding? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Some of the writings showed very personal reflections on the women's movement and the author's submersion in the movement. Other writings depicted a very sterile and emotionless presentation of the women's movement. Discuss the difference between the two very different stands on the problems associated with the women's movement. Which writings seemed to "better" present the problems associated with the women's movement? Explain.
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