Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What office does Audre run for in her middle school?
2. What kind of unique consciousness does Audre attribute for her ability to be a focused writer?
3. Who comes to visit Audre's house just after Gennie's death?
4. What is the name of the librarian who helps the protagonist learn to read?
5. Where does Audre visit with her class in Chapter 10?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Audre describe Stamford, Connecticut when she first moves there?
2. What does Audre do after finding out her father had a stroke?
3. How is Audre's involvement in the Committee to Free the Rosenbergs described?
4. How are the "closed-shop" laws described in the book?
5. How are the Carriacou women first described in the book?
6. How is Audre's abortion described in the book?
7. How does Audre react to her new scenery after moving to Mexico?
8. How is Audre's near-rape described in Chapter 23?
9. What role does Audre's love for making up stories have in her becoming a writer?
10. What happens to Muriel to cause her split with Audre in the book?
The mother-daughter relationship is something that helps carry the story from beginning to end and has perhaps the biggest impact on the author's life.
1) What can we learn about the impact Audre's relationship with her mother had based on her portrayal of her childhood experiences with her mother?
2) What circumstances led to Audre's estrangement from her mother as she grew older? What might the author wish for this progression to represent in terms of character development?
3) What deductions can be made about the author's final opinions of the mother-daughter relationship based on her belief that her desires to be with women came from her mother's blood?
Discuss the portrayal of Audre's coming of age in the book. What impact did Audre's near blindness at birth and relationship with her mother have on her sexual coming of age in the book, and why is this significant?
The concept of heritage is something brought up in several capacities throughout the book.
1) How is the Grenadian heritage, namely the Carriacou culture examined in the book and what impact does it have on the author?
2) What lessons does Audre learn about the importance of heritage from her relationship with Eudora while in Mexico?
3) How does Audre reflect upon her own heritage in the book and how does she define it?
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