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 social cause does Audre discuss her involvement in, in Chapter 20?

2. Who desegregates schools after McCarthy is censured?

3. Where does Audre take classes while in Mexico?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Audre describe her treatment in society as a black woman in comparison with her white lesbian friends?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Audre's reaction to sex with men versus women. What impact might Audre's being raped and molested several times has had on her views towards men? What other factors are present to explain her preference of women in a sexual sense?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the concept of change that is presented in the book through the portrayal of various historical, political, and social situations. How does the author document the literal changes she found in these areas in the United States alongside the figurative changes in her own life?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Audre's first lesbian relationship with Gennie to her most serious lesbian relationship with Muriel. What can we learn about the evolution of Audre's sexuality based on the comparison of her relationship with these two women?

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