The Rez Sisters Test | 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 Philomena say about Bingo Betty?

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

3. What illness does Marie-Adele have?

4. When Philomena comes running through the store, what is she desperate to use?

5. Who is dancing along behind the women as they make their way to the band office?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the women meet to try and plan their trip to Toronto and the biggest bingo game, what do they argue about?

2. What is Annie's response to Marie-Adele's fears over what might happen after Marie-Adele's death?

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

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

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

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

7. Why is Pelajia upset with Annie in Act 1, Scene 1? What is Annie's response?

8. What is Pelajia's response to Marie-Adele about her intimate confession involving her husband?

9. What is Pelajia's first idea for getting the money to travel to Toronto for the big bingo game? What is her argument for this idea?

10. What type of clothes is Philomena wearing as she helps her sister with the roof? What happens to them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the experience at the world's largest bingo game change the women characters in the play? Do they move on from bingo? Does the place of bingo change in their lives? In what other ways do these women change? How does the death of Marie-Adele affect them? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character or spirit of Nanabush in the play. How is he represented? At what times does he show up during the play? How does he affect the lives of the women? Who can see him and why? Why is he important to the lives of the women? Explain how he is an important element of the play both thematically and structurally. Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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