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. What job does Audre get after returning to Stamford from visiting her father?

2. What does Audre say her flirtations must be as a part of the New York lesbian scene?

3. What is the name of the city Audre lives in while in Mexico?

4. Where does Audre develop a dream of moving to in Chapter 20?

5. Where does Audre first go once moving to Stamford?

Short Essay Questions

1. What causes Audre to drop out of college?

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

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

4. How is Audre's relationship with Muriel first described in the book?

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

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

7. How are the "closed-shop" laws described in the book?

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

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

10. How is the New York lesbian scene described in Chapter 29?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the portrayal of community in the book. What importance does the author place on being a part of a community, namely one where there is a sense of belonging, based on the portrayals of The Branded and the Sistah Outsiders?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the importance that poetry and storytelling have in the book. How does the author use these devices as an outlet to express her own frustrations and desires about her social surroundings and humanity in general?

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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