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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who takes in washing to raise money for the trip?
2. Who bakes pies to raise money for the trip?
3. Who found out about Philomena's affair in Toronto?
4. Who goes with Zhaboonigan when she wanders off as the women are repairing their vehicle?
5. What happens in the play as Marie-Adele is with Nanabush and prepares to go with him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1There 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 2Discuss how the play ends. What lesson is left to be learned? What becomes of these women at the end of the play? How does the play end structurally and what meaning does that have? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3Explain the meaning of the title "The Rez Sisters." Why does the author use the term "rez" in the title? Where else do we see the term "The Rez Sisters" referred to in the play? How does this connect with the title of the story and the story itself? Are any of the women in the play related or sisters? What could the author be trying to portray by calling the women sisters, other than in a familial relationship sense?
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