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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do the bingo cards come from for the women's practice game?
2. What happened to Philomena's child?
3. What is the name of Marie-Adele's husband?
4. What happens to the vehicle the women are driving in at the end of Act 2, Scene 5?
5. What do the women say after they are unsuccessful in the bingo game?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the character or spirit of Nanabush in the play. How is he represented? At what times does he show up during the play? How does he affect the lives of the women? Who can see him and why? Why is he important to the lives of the women? Explain how he is an important element of the play both thematically and structurally. Use examples from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Discuss the desires of the women at the beginning of the play. How do the women express their desires and wishes? How do these wishes come about? How do these wishes define their characters? Are the wishes of these women characters fulfilled? Support your reasoning with examples from the play.
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