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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 is the name of Audre's only black friend out of her lesbian group in New York?
2. What does Audre say that black females faced every day that white lesbians did not?
3. What does Audre say she felt for the first time in her life after moving to Mexico?
4. What job does Audre find in Chapter 26?
5. What does Audre find that her old college friend is not interested in after they become romantically involved in Chapter 20?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Muriel's affair with Toni described in the book?
2. How is Audre's relationship with Bea described in the book?
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 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. What does Audre do after finding out her father had a stroke?
9. How is Audre's relationship with Eudora first described in the book?
10. How is the city of Cuernavaca described in the book when Audre moves there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the portrayal of education in the book and the impact it had on Audre's life. How did Audre's views towards education evolve throughout the book and what outside influences were responsible for this path?
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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