Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 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.
Essay Topic 1
Nanabush is present throughout the play, but only certain characters can see him. Discuss the relationship between Nanabush and the women who can see him. Who acknowledges Nanabush? For what reason? Describe the scenes between these women and Nanabush. What is the purpose of their contact? How does it effect the play? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the desires of the women at the beginning of the play. How do the women express their desires and wishes? How do these wishes come about? How do these wishes define their characters? Are the wishes of these women characters fulfilled? Support your reasoning with examples from the play.
Essay Topic 3
There is a thematic point in the play, perhaps the most important, that "life should be enjoyed for what it is since death comes too soon and a life spent dreaming is a life wasted." How does this thematic point apply to the play? Where does it come into play? Do the characters learn this point by the end of the play? Why is this point so relevant even to people in real life?
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