Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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.
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.
Women are the main focus in this play while men attain a background or even negative role. Discuss the negative or background role of the men in this play. Why are there no male characters? In what light are the male characters spoken about? What do the views and discussions of the women lead the reader to believe about the male characters in their lives? Include in your discussion the characters of Big Joey, Eugene, Simon, the Chief, Henry, and Fritz the Katz.
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.
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