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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Annie and Emily talk about in the front of the van on the way to Toronto?
2. What is the name of Marie-Adele's husband?
3. Why do the women gather after they are denied money by the Chief?
4. When Zhaboonigan interrupts the women in the vehicle on the way to Toronto, what does she say?
5. Who plays the most cards at the bingo game?
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
Describe the plight of the women on the reserve. Is life harder for the women? What are their chief complaints? Why would it be harder for women than men? How do these women deal with the hardships of life? Give examples using the text.
Essay Topic 3
Women are the main focus in this play while men attain a background or even negative role. Discuss the negative or background role of the men in this play. Why are there no male characters? In what light are the male characters spoken about? What do the views and discussions of the women lead the reader to believe about the male characters in their lives? Include in your discussion the characters of Big Joey, Eugene, Simon, the Chief, Henry, and Fritz the Katz.
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