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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. Why do people laugh at Veronique's daughter?
2. What does Pelajia threaten Emily with when the woman dares her to fight?
3. What does Zhaboonigan tell Nanabush when she first sees him?
4. For what purpose does Marie-Adele accuse Veronique of adopting Zhaboonigan?
5. Where is Act 1, Scene 2 set?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens in the encounter between Zhaboonigan and Nanabush in Act 1, Scene 3, Part 1?
2. In the van on their way to Toronto, what fears does Marie-Adele express about Annie considering anything should happen to Marie-Adele?
3. How does Nanabush appear in the opening of Act 2, Scene 7?
4. What does Marie-Adele confess to Pelajia about her husband, Eugene, and their intimate life?
5. 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?
6. Who does Philomena tell a story about at the end of Act 1, Scene 1? What is the story about?
7. Why is Veronique mad when she arrives at Marie-Adele's house in Act 1, Scene 2?
8. Annie is picked to be the first driver on the trip to Toronto. What is Annie's driving like in Act 2, Scene 5?
9. How does Emily Dictionary end up with a black eye? How did she defend herself?
10. What does Pelajia comment to her sister, Philomena, about bingo and the old ways?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the character or spirit of Nanabush in the play. How is he represented? At what times does he show up during the play? How does he affect the lives of the women? Who can see him and why? Why is he important to the lives of the women? Explain how he is an important element of the play both thematically and structurally. Use examples from the play to support your answer.
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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