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by Jamaica Kincaid

Girl: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Girl? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why shouldn't Girl sing benna in Sunday school?

It's for men only
She has a bad voice
It's political
It's Islamic
Q. What does the house symbolize?

A woman's reputation
Mom's domain
Q. Why is clothing such a big deal?

Antiguans are very fashion-conscious
Clothes are expensive
It can reflect on your reputation
Men like well-dressed women
Q. What identifies the poem as being set in Antigua?

The ocean
The mountains
The clothes
Food like pepperpot
Q. Which of these is likely to be the subject of a benna song?

Stinky people