The Rez Sisters Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 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 history of Indian reserves in Canada in the context of how the reserve affected the author who subsequently wrote the play. What is the author trying to say about life on a reserve through this play? Is his message effective? Is his message universal or solely having to do with Indian women on a reserve? How is the message more effective in the form of the play as opposed to another literary category such as a novel? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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