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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Zhaboonigan bang on the table during the bingo game?
2. Who does Nanabush come disguised as in Act 2, Scene 7?
3. Who found out about Philomena's affair in Toronto?
4. Who does Pelajia hand her hammer to during the women's meeting?
5. What does Philomena say is the day that her and Pelajia's mother died?
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
Discuss the different structural elements executed in the play and what they do for the play as a whole. What lighting or sound changes occur and what prompts them? Are they necessary in the play? What is the author's purpose in using them? Also, discuss the montage scene in Act 2. Answer the previous questions about this scene. What do these structures do for the play as a whole?
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