Black Women Writers

timer Asked: May 1st, 2017

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u should have this book (Krik? Krak!)

ENGL 222: Black Women Writers / Spring 2017 Final Exam Name: ________________________________ I. Identification/Matching (20 points) Put the letter of the correct match in the blank space next to its corresponding answer. 1. Michelle Cliff _____ 2. “Perejil” _____ 3. Rosario Ferré _____ 4. “Mammies, Matriarchs, and Other Controlling Images” _____ 5. “Afra-Hispanic Writers and Feminist Discourse” _____ 6. “Peace” _____ 7. Ann Kithaka _____ 8. Octavia Butler _____ 9. Guy _____ 10. Gan _____ A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. Password that soldiers do not accept from Lamort and Emilie in Krik? Krak! Author of the poem “Mother, Why?” Author of “Columba” Work written by Patricia Hill-Collins Work written by Miriam Decosta-Willis Character who dies while attempting to fly in “A Wall of Fire Rising” Author of “The Poisoned Story” Author whose story discusses the Tlic race of aliens Word used in the execution of the Parsley Massacre Character who is implanted with T’Gatoi’s eggs in “Bloodchild” II. Definitions (30 points) Give a brief definition for six of the below terms/concepts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Braid (Krik? Krak!) Conjugal and Consanguineal Verbal Codes / Games (Krik? Krak!) Massacre River (Krik? Krak!) Jezebel / Hoochie Objectification Mammy Short Story Cycle III. Short Answers (50 points) Answer five of the following questions as completely as you can by including whatever pertinent information you can think of to demonstrate your knowledge. Successful answers will usually be at least 3 – 5 sentences. 1. Discuss the significance of Edwidge Danticat’s decision to title her book Krik? Krak! and structure it as a short story cycle. Be detailed in providing your response. Be detailed in providing your response. 2. Discuss how one literary or non-literary piece we’ve read the second half of the semester represents at least one major theme we have discussed all semester. 3. Discuss how one of the literary pieces we’ve read the second half of the semester challenges social constructs. Be detailed in providing your response. 4. What is the significance of Natividad’s hair in “Hair”? Be detailed in providing your answer. 5. Give a detailed explanation of what you understand the concept of “objectification” to mean in the context of studying Black women in the African diaspora. 6. Discuss how any ONE of the stories from Krik? Krak! connects thematically to any ONE of the poems OR stories we’ve read this semester. Be detailed in providing your answer. 7. Discuss how “Bloodchild” represents one of the major themes we’ve discussed this semester. Be detailed in providing your response.

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