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

2. What does Pelajia threaten Emily with when the woman dares her to fight?

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

4. What happens in Act 1, Scene 3, Part 1 when Zhaboonigan runs from the store?

5. What language does Emily remind Annie that she doesn't speak?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Philomena describe her life in Toronto?

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

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 does Pelajia say in her eulogy for Marie-Adele?

6. As the women meet to try and plan their trip to Toronto and the biggest bingo game, what do they argue about?

7. What does Veronique say that she will do with her bingo winnings?

8. Why does Pelajia give her hammer to Emily as the women get together to discuss their trip to Toronto?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the play, the relationships between the women evolve and change. Sometimes the women have a negative, violent relationship with each other and at other times, they can be vulnerable and intimate with each other. Discuss this changing relationship between the characters. Who expresses it? Why does it change? What effect does it have on the play? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how the relationship between mother and child is present in the play and its impact on the play. What mother/child relationships are present in the play? Why is this relationship important to the characters? How does this relationship affect the characters involved and other characters on the outside? Explain your answer using examples from the play.

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