Zami, a New Spelling of My Name Test | Final 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. Whom does Audre spend too much time with that leads to her failing subjects in college?

2. Which of the following women is not mentioned as being part of Audre's group of friends in Chapter 23?

3. What does Audre find that Muriel finds threatening about her after reading something she wrote?

4. What is the name of Audre's boss whom she rebels against in Chapter 24?

5. What is the name of Audre's old friend she runs into and whom Muriel likes?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Audre express frustration regarding white feminists in Chapter 23?

4. How is the character Eudora first described in the book?

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

6. How is Audre's near-rape described in Chapter 23?

7. How does Audre's friend Lynn cause problems between her and Muriel when she moves in with them?

8. How is Audre's work as an X-ray technician described in the book?

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

10. How is Audre's relationship with Bea described in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the portrayal of education in the book and the impact it had on Audre's life. How did Audre's views towards education evolve throughout the book and what outside influences were responsible for this path?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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