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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Pelajia reassure Marie-Adele about her husband?
2. Who tries to screw things up for the women as they work to get ready for the big bingo game?
3. Who was in the motorcycle gang with Emily?
4. What type of vehicle do the women drive to Toronto?
5. What word does Nanabush whisper into Marie-Adele's ear?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
Nanabush is present throughout the play, but only certain characters can see him. Discuss the relationship between Nanabush and the women who can see him. Who acknowledges Nanabush? For what reason? Describe the scenes between these women and Nanabush. What is the purpose of their contact? How does it effect the play? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
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