National Poetry Month at the Bunche Center LMC

In honor of prominent poets in the community, the UCLA Bunche Center brings you “Who’s That Poet?” a short quiz on African American poets who have made significant contributions to the genre and served as artist/activists.

We encourage you to visit the Bunche Center Library and Media Center (LMC) to further explore these writers and their work.


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Week 2 April

How well do you know Maya Angelou? Take the quiz to find out!


A. Name this poem.

“You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I’ll rise.”

  1. “I Will Keep Broken Things”
  2. “History”
  3. “If We Must Die”
  4. “Still I Rise”

B. Who was Maya Angelou?

  1. Angelou was best known as a novelist
  2. Angelou recited her work to President Bush at his inauguration
  3. Angelou authored the memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  4. Angelou was from Louisiana

C. When did Maya Angelou die?

  1. 2012
  2. 2014
  3. She is still living
  4. 2015



A. 4

B. 3

C. 2