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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. Where does Audre move to after leaving Mexico?
2. What does Audre give to a man who tries to rape her in Chapter 23?
3. What is the name of the woman who Ginger begins spending time with in Chapter 19?
4. Audre say that white feminists began taking credit for work she started. After how many years does this happen?
5. What do Audre and Muriel find they feel towards the woman who comes to live with them?
Short Essay Questions
1. What political advancements lead to Audre moving back to the U.S. from Mexico?
2. Why does Audre express frustration regarding white feminists in Chapter 23?
3. What is the nature of the piece of writing of Muriel's that Audre finds in Chapter 28?
4. What does Audre do after finding out her father had a stroke?
5. How does Audre describe her job at the New York Public Library?
6. How is Audre's peak in her lesbianism described after she drops out of college?
7. How is Audre's relationship with Bea described in the book?
8. How is Audre's involvement in the Committee to Free the Rosenbergs described?
9. How does Audre describe her treatment in society as a black woman in comparison with her white lesbian friends?
10. How does Audre describe Stamford, Connecticut when she first moves there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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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