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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the relationship between Emily and Rose?
2. Where does Emily promise that she will take Zhaboonigan sometime?
3. Who gives a eulogy for Marie-Adele?
4. Who goes with Zhaboonigan when she wanders off as the women are repairing their vehicle?
5. How many years ago did Marie-Adele's husband choose her and Annie?
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
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 3
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.
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