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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Pelajia indicate that will be with her until death?
2. What prize is awarded for winning the practice game?
3. What word does Nanabush whisper into Marie-Adele's ear?
4. What was the name of Emily's motorcycle gang?
5. What does Veronique do at the beginning of the trip to Toronto?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain 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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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