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. During an argument, where does Veronique let out that she saw Emily?

2. Where does Veronique see Gazelle Nataways half-dressed?

3. What date does Marie-Adele's important event in Toronto fall on?

4. What is Marie-Adele throwing at a seagull?

5. Why are Annie and Marie-Adele making their trip in Act 1, Scene 1?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. When Annie visits Marie-Adele's house, where Veronique is now looking after Marie-Adele's family, what does she want and why?

4. How does Nanabush appear in the opening of Act 2, Scene 7?

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

6. What happens between the women and Nanabush in Act 2, Scene 6 when the women stop to change their van's flat tire?

7. What does Pelajia say in her eulogy for Marie-Adele?

8. 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?

9. What are Veronique's complaints about life on the reservation?

10. How does Pelajia get the women's attention as they are bantering about the big bingo game? What does she want to get their attention for?

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

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 how the play ends. What lesson is left to be learned? What becomes of these women at the end of the play? How does the play end structurally and what meaning does that have? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

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