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 is the name of the woman who Ginger begins spending time with in Chapter 19?

2. What does Audre say she felt for the first time in her life after moving to Mexico?

3. What does Audre have trouble finding in Chapter 28?

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

5. Who desegregates schools after McCarthy is censured?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is Audre's mental state described after she moves to Stamford?

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

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

6. How is Audre's first time making love with Ginger described in the book?

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

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

9. How is the character Eudora first described 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

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

The author makes an interesting choice in the book by highlighting many true historical events throughout the text and offers her own opinions and reactions to them.

1) Why does the author often combine her own personal experiences alongside historical events such as Pearl Harbor?

2) What can we learn about the importance that political freedom has for the author based on her portrayal of McCarthyism in the book?

3) What can we learn about Audre's political and social beliefs based on her support of the Rosenbergs while they are on trial, especially given the ways she is able to identify with them?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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