Zami, a New Spelling of My Name Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the concept of work presented in the book. What opportunities did work present to Audre that she was not finding in school and what life lessons was she able to learn from her work experiences?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the portrayal of women in the book. What lessons of empowerment is the author offering to women in this book? What does she hope for others to learn from this book regarding the diverse nature of women?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Audre's time spent with "The Branded" versus the "Sistah Outsiders". Which group allowed Audre to grow more as a person? What impact did Audre's being a part of these groups have on her actions in the book?

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