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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?



Essay Topics

Discuss the portrayal of love in the book. How does Audre's ability to find love evolve throughout the book? What traits does she need to possess in order to find fulfilling love?

The author makes an interesting choice in the book by highlighting many true historical events throughout the text and offers her own opinions and reactions to them.

1) Why does the author often combine her own personal experiences alongside historical events such as Pearl Harbor?

2) What can we learn about the importance that political freedom has for the author based on her portrayal of McCarthyism in the book?

3) What can we learn about Audre's political and social beliefs based on her support of the Rosenbergs while they are on trial, especially given the ways she is able to identify with them?

Compare and contrast Audre's feminist efforts with those made by white feminists years later. What reasons does Audre have for criticizing these women who seem to be fighting for the same things she was?

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