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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. How many punches does it take for Emily to knock Big Joey out?

2. What does Philomena want to buy with her bingo winnings?

3. What does Annie ask if the women know is true about Gazelle Nataways?

4. Why can't Veronique get her broken appliance fixed?

5. What important event does Marie-Adele have planned in Toronto around the time of the big bingo game?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do we learn about the character of Marie-Adele in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. What happens between Marie-Adele and Nanabush at the bingo game in Toronto?

3. 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?

4. Why does Pelajia give her hammer to Emily as the women get together to discuss their trip to Toronto?

5. Who did Philomena have a child with and what happened to it?

6. How does Emily Dictionary end up with a black eye? How did she defend herself?

7. What happens in the encounter between Zhaboonigan and Nanabush in Act 1, Scene 3, Part 1?

8. What does Pelajia comment to her sister, Philomena, about bingo and the old ways?

9. In the van on their way to Toronto, what fears does Marie-Adele express about Annie considering anything should happen to Marie-Adele?

10. How does the play end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the characters in the play including Pelajia, Philomena, Emily, Annie, Veronique, Zhaboonigan, and Marie-Adele. Who is she and how would you best describe her? What is her backstory? How does it affect her character in the play? What is her role in the play? Does she change or evolve over the course of the play? Why? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the scene of the death of Marie-Adele. How is this event foreshadowed or alluded to in the play? What structural elements are included in this event in the play? What do they mean and what does the author want to express by using them in the story? Why does the author choose a certain point for Marie-Adele's death?

Essay Topic 3

Community with others is a large part of the human experience. Discuss the community within the play. Do we get a sense of community among the women? What is the most important community group for these women in the play? For example, is their physical community, where they live, as important as their personal, relationship community with each other? How does this sense of community affect the characters and how do they change throughout the play because of it? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

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