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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Nanabush attack in Act 2, Scene 6?
2. What does Marie-Adele confess to Pelajia about her husband?
3. What does Pelajia reassure Marie-Adele about her husband?
4. What word does Nanabush whisper into Marie-Adele's ear?
5. What happens to Zhaboongian after she is teased as the women argue about Toronto?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the beginning of the play, Pelajia talks about dreams for her future, dreams that she can see from the roof of her house. How is the expression "window to a better life" employed in this play? Why do the women yearn for a better life and in what ways can we see them searching for it through this "window?" How is this metaphor employed throughout the rest of the play? Provide examples from the play.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how the relationship between mother and child is present in the play and its impact on the play. What mother/child relationships are present in the play? Why is this relationship important to the characters? How does this relationship affect the characters involved and other characters on the outside? Explain your answer using examples from the play.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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