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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Gertrude's playmates at the boarding school were Judewin and _____________.
(a) Totowin.
(b) Tate.
(c) Mahalo.
(d) Tatakin.

2. Gertrude enjoyed the stories about which Indian character?
(a) Tecumseh.
(b) Iktomi.
(c) Powhatan.
(d) Watanahu.

3. How many marriages did Tate have with white men?
(a) 3.
(b) 1.
(c) 2.
(d) 5.

4. The Federal agents took away Indian children as young as ___________________.
(a) two.
(b) seven.
(c) five.
(d) four.

5. Who was the U.S. Army captain who wanted to remove Indian infants from their homes?
(a) Richard Henry Pratt.
(b) Philip Alan Bowman.
(c) Robert James Starke.
(d) Edward Lee Bonifice.

Short Answer Questions

1. After being home with her mother for ________________, Gertrude went to another boarding school.

2. Where was the boarding school located?

3. According to Gertrude's mother, who were the only people who had their hair cut off?

4. Where did the Federal agent tell Gertrude the boarding school was located?

5. At college, Gertrude won honors in which field?

Short Essay Questions

1. What shocked Gertrude about punishment meted out on Judewin for playing in the snow?

2. What publication did Gertrude write for when she was 24, and what was the content of her article?

3. Describe what you can recall about the story of Prairie Flower and Cloud Elk.

4. Explain the symbolism of Lewis and Clark wrapping an Indian baby in an American flag.

5. What did the devil in the Bible stories symbolize for Gertrude?

6. What is the premise of "The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa"?

7. Explain the symbolism in the story of Prairie Flower and Cloud Elk.

8. Explain how the physical abuse of the Indian children was the beginning of Gertrude's rebellious nature and the beginning of her life as Zitkala-Sa.

9. Ironically, what did Gertrude do in 1891 when she returned to White's boarding school?

10. Why did the Indian children at the boarding school get sick and what happened to them during serious illnesses?

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