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. Who is Annie's favorite bar band?

2. Where does Veronique tell Marie-Adele she has seen Emily Dictionary going?

3. Where is Act 1, Scene 2 set?

4. Who appears at the end of Act 1, Scene 2?

5. Who does Pelajia suggest the women go to to get money for their trip?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Veronique mad when she arrives at Marie-Adele's house in Act 1, Scene 2?

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

3. What does Zhaboonigan try to do as Marie-Adele is being led away with Nanabush? Why do you think she tries to do this?

4. Describe the opening scene of the play.

5. Annie is picked to be the first driver on the trip to Toronto. What is Annie's driving like in Act 2, Scene 5?

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

7. What specific things do the women do in their efforts to raise money for the trip to Toronto?

8. What is the conversation between Emily and Annie while Annie is driving the van to Toronto?

9. 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?

10. What is Emily Dictionary's accusation of Veronique regarding Zhaboonigan? How does the woman respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Community with others is a large part of the human experience. Discuss the community within the play. Do we get a sense of community among the women? What is the most important community group for these women in the play? For example, is their physical community, where they live, as important as their personal, relationship community with each other? How does this sense of community affect the characters and how do they change throughout the play because of it? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

We see an abundance of physical and emotional violence in the play. It almost seems as this is a way of life among the women. Discuss the presence of physical and emotional violence in the play. Who expresses it and for what reason? Does this attitude change? How does the violence affect the women and is it supported? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

There is a thematic point in the play, perhaps the most important, that "life should be enjoyed for what it is since death comes too soon and a life spent dreaming is a life wasted." How does this thematic point apply to the play? Where does it come into play? Do the characters learn this point by the end of the play? Why is this point so relevant even to people in real life?

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