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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the strip club on the reservation?

2. Who appears at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

3. Who is Marie-Adele?

4. What is the name of the abusive man that Emily used to live with?

5. What is the name of the woman that Veronique tells Marie-Adele a story about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Veronique say that she will do with her bingo winnings?

2. 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?

3. What happens between Emily and Zhaboonigan at the end of Act 2, Scene 6? Are you surprised by this?

4. How do the women learn about the biggest bingo game in the world? When is it and how much is the grand prize?

5. What does Veronique tell Marie-Adele is happening in Toronto and what do the women then plan?

6. How did Emily Dictionary get so tough and learn how to fight?

7. What happens when the women get frustrated after they aren't successful at the bingo game?

8. What semi-serious plan do the three women: Pelajia, Philomena, and Annie, hatch while they are talking about bingo and prizes?

9. What does Annie come to ask Philomena for at the end of the play? Why does she want it and why do the women tease her?

10. What is the women's reaction to the news about the biggest bingo game? What does Emily Dictionary specifically want to do if she wins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

At the beginning of the play, Pelajia talks about dreams for her future, dreams that she can see from the roof of her house. How is the expression "window to a better life" employed in this play? Why do the women yearn for a better life and in what ways can we see them searching for it through this "window?" How is this metaphor employed throughout the rest of the play? Provide examples from the play.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the different structural elements executed in the play and what they do for the play as a whole. What lighting or sound changes occur and what prompts them? Are they necessary in the play? What is the author's purpose in using them? Also, discuss the montage scene in Act 2. Answer the previous questions about this scene. What do these structures do for the play as a whole?

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