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. Where does Audre begin attending meetings at in Chapter 16?

2. What year is it in Chapter 27?

3. Which of the following characteristics is not given to the character Muriel?

4. What type of relationship does Audre say that many lesbians are into?

5. What kind of treatments does Muriel blame for stealing a part of her?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the city of Cuernavaca described in the book when Audre moves there?

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

4. What is the nature of the piece of writing of Muriel's that Audre finds in Chapter 28?

5. How is Audre's peak in her lesbianism described after she drops out of college?

6. How does Audre describe her job at the New York Public Library?

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

8. How is Audre's mental state described after she moves to Stamford?

9. What does Audre do after finding out her father had a stroke?

10. How is Audre's involvement in the Committee to Free the Rosenbergs described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the concept of alienation that is portrayed in the book. What impact does Audre's alienation from much of her surroundings have on the way she views the world? Does she appear to have overcome her alienation, at least to some degree, by the end of the book?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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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