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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Emily tell Zhaboonigan to do once they reach San Francisco?
2. What does Pelajia reassure Marie-Adele about her husband?
3. Who does Emily write the song for that she sings with Annie?
4. What happens in the play as Marie-Adele is with Nanabush and prepares to go with him?
5. What happens to Zhaboongian after she is teased as the women argue about Toronto?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the meaning of the title "The Rez Sisters." Why does the author use the term "rez" in the title? Where else do we see the term "The Rez Sisters" referred to in the play? How does this connect with the title of the story and the story itself? Are any of the women in the play related or sisters? What could the author be trying to portray by calling the women sisters, other than in a familial relationship sense?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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