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 does Audre burn her hand on after her relationship with Muriel begins falling apart?

2. What type of laws does Audre mention as being the reason she could find work in Stamford?

3. How does Audre feel in her old home after leaving Stamford to visit her father?

4. How does Audre feel after hearing Muriel and her old friend making love one night?

5. What is the name of the elderly woman Audre meets in Mexico?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How is Muriel's affair with Toni described in the book?

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

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

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

9. How is Audre's relationship with Eudora first described in the book?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

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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