The Rez Sisters Test | 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

Discuss one of the characters in the play including Pelajia, Philomena, Emily, Annie, Veronique, Zhaboonigan, and Marie-Adele. Who is she and how would you best describe her? What is her backstory? How does it affect her character in the play? What is her role in the play? Does she change or evolve over the course of the play? Why? Use examples from the play to support your answer.

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

Discuss the scene of the death of Marie-Adele. How is this event foreshadowed or alluded to in the play? What structural elements are included in this event in the play? What do they mean and what does the author want to express by using them in the story? Why does the author choose a certain point for Marie-Adele's death?

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