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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Audre's family find at the end of Chapter 7?
(a) A new baby.
(b) A new home.
(c) A new car.
(d) A pet.

2. What subjects did Audre learn well in elementary school that help her in her next school?
(a) Math and reading.
(b) History and math.
(c) Reading and Writing.
(d) Science and math.

3. What does Audre do when she finds out she is pregnant?
(a) Tries to kill herself.
(b) Gets a doctor to look at it.
(c) Looks for an adoption agency.
(d) Tries to get an abortion.

4. What is the name of the island filled with women that the author focuses on in Chapter 1?
(a) Zami.
(b) Barbuda.
(c) Carriacou.
(d) Mali.

5. How does Audre feel when she loses the position that she ran for in middle school?
(a) Devastated.
(b) Happy.
(c) Content.
(d) Indifferent.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did the protagonist's parents immigrate to the United States?

2. What does Audre say that she and Gennie never shared together in Chapter 14?

3. What is the name of Audre's first playmate?

4. What is the name the author and her family are called due to their light black skin?

5. Whom does Audre complain to about her mother at her high school?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the beginning of Audre's desire for female companionship described in the book?

2. What does Audre do when she plays with a little girl named Toni in the book?

3. What does Audre do after being molested by a comic book storeowner?

4. What is the nature of the results of the aptitude test Audre takes in high school?

5. What role does Audre's love for making up stories have in her becoming a writer?

6. How does a boy named Alvin help Audre succeed in her first grade class?

7. How is the meaning of Zami first described in the book?

8. How does Audre react to Gennie's death in the book?

9. How is Audre's first experience with segregation described in the book?

10. How is Audre's consciousness of what race means first described in the book?

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