Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Zhaboonigan's name mean?
2. What does Annie ask if the women know is true about Gazelle Nataways?
3. What does Pelajia bang on the table to get everyone's attention?
4. Where does Veronique tell Marie-Adele she has seen Emily Dictionary going?
5. Why does Veronique's daughter become angry with herself?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when the women get frustrated after they aren't successful at the bingo game?
2. Who does Philomena tell a story about at the end of Act 1, Scene 1? What is the story about?
3. During Act 1, Scene3, Part 2, Emily Dictionary does a lot of teasing. Who does she specifically pick on and what does she tease them about?
4. Annie is picked to be the first driver on the trip to Toronto. What is Annie's driving like in Act 2, Scene 5?
5. What is Annie's response to Marie-Adele's fears over what might happen after Marie-Adele's death?
6. What is the argument between Veronique and Emily concerning Zhaboonigan about?
7. What does Pelajia say in her eulogy for Marie-Adele?
8. What does Veronique say that she will do with her bingo winnings?
9. What does Pelajia comment to her sister, Philomena, about bingo and the old ways?
10. Describe the scene where Annie and Emily are singing at the bar.
This play seems to center around the game of bingo. Describe the role of bingo in this play. What is the importance of the game of bingo? Why are the characters so obsessed with winning the big prize in bingo? What does bingo mean for the women in the play? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Discuss the history of Indian reserves in Canada in the context of how the reserve affected the author who subsequently wrote the play. What is the author trying to say about life on a reserve through this play? Is his message effective? Is his message universal or solely having to do with Indian women on a reserve? How is the message more effective in the form of the play as opposed to another literary category such as a novel? Explain your answer.
Describe the plight of the women on the reserve. Is life harder for the women? What are their chief complaints? Why would it be harder for women than men? How do these women deal with the hardships of life? Give examples using the text.
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