GRE Text Completion Question 414
Many literary scholars believe that Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) has been the (i)_____influence on some of the most accomplished Black women writing in the United States today. Indeed, Alice Walker, the author of the prize-winning novel The Color Purple, has said of Their Eyes, “There is no book more important to me than this one.” Thus, it seems necessary to ask why Their Eyes, a work now viewed by a multitude of readers as (ii)_____in its complex depiction of a Black woman's search for self and community, was ever (iii)_____to the margins of the literary canon.
|A primary||D extremely solemn||G relegated|
|B intangible||E remarkably successful||H provoked|
|C evasive||F surprisingly convoluted||I surprisingly convoluted|
Correct Answer: AEG