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

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

3. Why does Beverly Smith get "so frustrated"?

4. What did Hattie Gossett claim "is really a drag"?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Many times throughout the book, internal struggles are blamed for the external problems associated with the women's movement. What purpose does the internal dissection of one's self serve in the women's movement, according to the authors that chose to identify this as a problem? Based on your reading, why do you believe that some authors chose to address this problem, and some did not?

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