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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. Whose ex-boyfriend is a man named Art?
2. What type of laws does Audre mention as being the reason she could find work in Stamford?
3. Where does Audre first go once moving to Stamford?
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 are the "closed-shop" laws described in the book?
2. How does Audre describe her job at the New York Public Library?
3. How is Audre's work as an X-ray technician described in the book?
4. What causes Audre to drop out of college?
5. How is Audre's first time making love with Ginger described in the book?
6. What is the nature of the piece of writing of Muriel's that Audre finds in Chapter 28?
7. How is Audre's mental state described after she moves to Stamford?
8. How does Audre describe Stamford, Connecticut when she first moves there?
9. How does Audre describe her treatment in society as a black woman in comparison with her white lesbian friends?
10. How is Audre's near-rape described in Chapter 23?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Examine the concept of work presented in the book. What opportunities did work present to Audre that she was not finding in school and what life lessons was she able to learn from her work experiences?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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