The Rez Sisters Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the emotion felt most by the women as the bingo game progresses?

2. Pelajia tells a story about a person so angry his partner was dying that he _________.

3. What do the women say after they are unsuccessful in the bingo game?

4. What does Marie-Adele promise she will do after death if Annie disrupts Marie-Adele's family?

5. Where do the women gather after they are denied money by the Chief?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the characters in the play including Pelajia, Philomena, Emily, Annie, Veronique, Zhaboonigan, and Marie-Adele. Who is she and how would you best describe her? What is her backstory? How does it affect her character in the play? What is her role in the play? Does she change or evolve over the course of the play? Why? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the history of Indian reserves in Canada in the context of how the reserve affected the author who subsequently wrote the play. What is the author trying to say about life on a reserve through this play? Is his message effective? Is his message universal or solely having to do with Indian women on a reserve? How is the message more effective in the form of the play as opposed to another literary category such as a novel? Explain your answer.

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