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 state is the city of Stamford in that Audre moves to in the book?

2. Where does Audre first go once moving to Stamford?

3. What is the name of the first friend Audre makes in Mexico?

4. What country are the Rosenbergs accused of spying for?

5. What does Audre find that her friend Muriel is more so than Audre is?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How is Audre's peak in her lesbianism described after she drops out of college?

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

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

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

9. What happens to Muriel to cause her split with Audre in the book?

10. How is Audre's work as an X-ray technician described in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

The novel's genre offers many points of discussion with both its autobiographical and mythological material.

1) What aspects of the book appear to be purely autobiographical regarding the author's life?

2) What reasons would the author have for using mythological facts within the book alongside her personal accounts, does this help fill in gaps in the text?

3) How is the inclusion of both autobiographical and mythological methods in the book able to create a more well rounded portrayal of the author's life journey?

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