The Rez Sisters Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 was the relationship between Emily and Rose?

2. Who bakes pies to raise money for the trip?

3. What does Zhaboonigan do as Marie-Adele goes with Nanabush?

4. What happens to the vehicle the women are driving in at the end of Act 2, Scene 5?

5. When Zhaboonigan interrupts the women in the vehicle on the way to Toronto, what does she say?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the beginning of the play, Pelajia talks about dreams for her future, dreams that she can see from the roof of her house. How is the expression "window to a better life" employed in this play? Why do the women yearn for a better life and in what ways can we see them searching for it through this "window?" How is this metaphor employed throughout the rest of the play? Provide examples from the play.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

We see an abundance of physical and emotional violence in the play. It almost seems as this is a way of life among the women. Discuss the presence of physical and emotional violence in the play. Who expresses it and for what reason? Does this attitude change? How does the violence affect the women and is it supported? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

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