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 is Emily Dictionary's real last name?

2. What is in the package that Annie receives from her daughter, besides a letter?

3. What is the name of Veronique's daughter?

4. What is Pelajia doing at the beginning of the play?

5. Who does Emily say she would beat up if she won the big prize in bingo?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is happening between Emily and Zhaboonigan in Act 2, Scene 8? What kind of relationship do these two characters seem to emulate?

2. What starts the argument between Emily and Veronique in Act 1, Scene 3, Part 1?

3. How is Zhaboonigan related to Veronique? How did Veronique come to care for the girl?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. 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?

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

8. Describe the scene where Annie and Emily are singing at the bar.

9. What does Marie-Adele confess to Pelajia about her husband, Eugene, and their intimate life?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the desires of the women at the beginning of the play. How do the women express their desires and wishes? How do these wishes come about? How do these wishes define their characters? Are the wishes of these women characters fulfilled? Support your reasoning with examples from the play.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the different structural elements executed in the play and what they do for the play as a whole. What lighting or sound changes occur and what prompts them? Are they necessary in the play? What is the author's purpose in using them? Also, discuss the montage scene in Act 2. Answer the previous questions about this scene. What do these structures do for the play as a whole?

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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