* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
the mother

the mother

by Gwendolyn Brooks

the mother: The Deets Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around the mother? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How does the speaker refer to her terminated pregnancies?


As fetuses
As children
As muggles
As mistakes
Q. How does the speaker describe her yearning for her non-existent children?


As hunger
As deprivation
As supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
As joyous
Q. How does the speaker describe her abortion?


As a really awesome idea
As a mistake
As an accident
As a crime
Q. How does the speaker describe her non-existent children?


As pulpy orange juice
As damp small pulps
As beautiful
As ugly
Q. How does the speaker feel about her non-existent children?


She loves them.
She hates them
She find them irritating
The jury's still out
Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement