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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. How did the woman who comes to live with Audre and Muriel say her husband died?
(a) He drowned.
(b) He was in a car accident.
(c) He was shot.
(d) He had a heart attack.

2. What kind of treatments does Muriel blame for stealing a part of her?
(a) Massage.
(b) Electroshock.
(c) Hypnotherapy.
(d) Aromatherapy.

3. Which of the following descriptions is not given of Audre's work performance in Chapter 19?
(a) Outstrips other employees.
(b) Saves money.
(c) Earns many bonuses.
(d) Performs poorly.

4. What do Audre and Muriel find they feel towards the woman who comes to live with them?
(a) Shame.
(b) Love.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Attraction.

5. What does Audre discuss the rise of in Chapter 17?
(a) Fascism.
(b) Communism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) McCarthyism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Complete the following sentence in the book, "To be black, female, gay, and out of the closet in a white environment was considered by many black lesbians to be simply ________."

2. Audre say that white feminists began taking credit for work she started. After how many years does this happen?

3. What kind of business does Eudora own?

4. Where does Audre move to after leaving Mexico?

5. Where does Audre find a job as an x-ray machine operator?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Audre's mental state described after she moves to Stamford?

2. What does Audre do after finding out her father had a stroke?

3. How does Audre describe her job at the New York Public Library?

4. What happens to Muriel to cause her split with Audre in the book?

5. How are the "closed-shop" laws described in the book?

6. How does Audre react to her new scenery after moving to Mexico?

7. How does Audre describe Stamford, Connecticut when she first moves there?

8. What political advancements lead to Audre moving back to the U.S. from Mexico?

9. How does Audre describe her treatment in society as a black woman in comparison with her white lesbian friends?

10. How is the Interlude: The Last of My Childhood Nightmares described in the book?

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