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

2. What is the name of the woman Audre begins an affair with in Chapter 24?

3. What does the woman who lives with Audre and Muriel do before leaving their home?

4. What is the name of Eudora's old lover whom she owns a business with?

5. What does Audre discuss the rise of in Chapter 17?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Audre react to her new scenery after moving to Mexico?

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

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

5. What causes Audre to drop out of college?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The subject of race is one seen on many different levels throughout the author's life.

1) How is Audre's view of race first discovered and what impact does her experiences with segregation as a child appear to have on her views of race later in life?

2) How is race categorized differently in Harlem as opposed to other parts of the U.S. and what traits are present there to make it so unique?

3) What role does Audre's race play in defining her own character and her actions in life?

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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