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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. Where does Bailey build a hideaway?

2. What does Maya admire about Momma?

3. What does Maya think of Mrs. Flowers?

4. What is the biggest gathering of the year in Stamps for black people?

5. What does Maya decide to do after Mr. Freedman is stopped?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Maya think she might be a lesbian and what does she think a lesbian is?

2. What does Maya say about childhood questions?

3. What happens between Dolores and Maya when Maya's father leaves her with Dolores?

4. What does Maya do when she leaves her father's friend's house?

5. Describe Maya's perceptions and experience in her first year at George Washington High School.

6. What does Maya say she learns from her mother's family?

7. What happens to Maya's neighborhood in San Francisco during the war?

8. How does Maya feel about San Francisco as a community?

9. Describe Maya's reaction to her first Valentine.

10. What does Momma do when Maya has cavities that need the attention of a dentist?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Maya gradually learned to become an activist for black civil rights. Is there any area in your life where you are working for a cause? Explain what you do and if not, write about a cause you believe is good.

Essay Topic 2

Maya was quite old before she made a friend. How do you think not having friends in childhood might affect a person as an adult?

Essay Topic 3

Many of our beliefs tend to form early, often they are false because as young people we sometimes don't have the information we need to filter out false thinking. Maya had many beliefs as a child that were false. What were three of these beliefs, in your opinion and why do you think they were false?

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