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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 do Pelajia and Philomena describe Annie's daughter?
2. Why does Philomena yell at everyone to be quiet during the argument in Act 1, Scene 3, Part 1?
3. What injury does Emily Dictionary have when the women meet her at the store?
4. When Emily teases Philomena about needing multiple toilets, how many does she say the woman will need?
5. What are Nanabush and Windigo?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when the women get frustrated after they aren't successful at the bingo game?
2. Why is Veronique mad when she arrives at Marie-Adele's house in Act 1, Scene 2?
3. What is Annie's response to Marie-Adele's fears over what might happen after Marie-Adele's death?
4. What does Emily reveal about her days in San Francisco with a biker gang? What does she say about her friend and what she is angry about?
5. What type of clothes is Philomena wearing as she helps her sister with the roof? What happens to them?
6. How does the play end?
7. How do the women learn how much money they have made through their various efforts? How much money is it?
8. 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?
9. What happens in the encounter between Zhaboonigan and Nanabush in Act 1, Scene 3, Part 1?
10. Why is Pelajia upset with Annie in Act 1, Scene 1? What is Annie's response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
The play is broken down into two Acts, each having its own climax. Discuss the climax point of each play and how it is built up. Where does the climax, or highpoint, of Act 1 and Act 2 occur? Why is it the climax? In each case, what effect do the scenes before and after the climax have on this point? What would you say is the climax of the novel? Discuss the events that are happening at this point. What do we learn in the play through the climax events and how do they ultimately affect the resolution of the play and the characters? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
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