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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who plays the most cards at the bingo game?
2. Who does Nanabush attack in Act 2, Scene 6?
3. What does Emily tell Zhaboonigan to do once they reach San Francisco?
4. Why does Pelajia hand her hammer away to another character during the meeting?
5. What is the reason that Emily says she will never go back to San Francisco?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
How does the experience at the world's largest bingo game change the women characters in the play? Do they move on from bingo? Does the place of bingo change in their lives? In what other ways do these women change? How does the death of Marie-Adele affect them? 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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