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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nanabush appear disguised as in Act 2, Scene 6?
2. Who teases Zhaboonigan as the women argue about getting to Toronto?
3. Who tries to screw things up for the women as they work to get ready for the big bingo game?
4. Who was in the motorcycle gang with Emily?
5. Who babysits to raise money for the trip?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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