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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. Why did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond travel around in the chapter entitled, "Despair"?
(a) They looked for a good place to start a school.
(b) They were covering the West for a Boston publication.
(c) They looked for some land to purchase.
(d) They documented Indian injustices.

2. In her lifetime, Zitkala-Sa had difficulty with _________________.
(a) fitting in.
(b) dancing.
(c) singing.
(d) cooking.

3. What religion did Zitkala-Sa convert to during this time?
(a) Episcopalian.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Methodist.

4. What was the name of the organization founded by Zitkala-Sa and Raymond?
(a) National Indian Association of America.
(b) National Council of American Indians.
(c) American Indian Association.
(d) Native American Council.

5. Zitkala-Sa was always reminded of which folklore character when dealing with the government?
(a) Soleil.
(b) Iktomi.
(c) Brother Moon.
(d) Little Turtle.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what state did Zitkala-Sa and her husband move after their marriage?

2. Which of the following was NOT a use for peyote among the Indians?

3. Into what type of boarding school did Zitkala-Sa place her son?

4. Who was the Indian doctor who wanted to marry Gertrude in Boston?

5. What did Zitkala-Sa hate about the white world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the conditions on the Uintah Reservation that Zitkala-Sa wanted to escape?

2. Explain the cultural conflict Zitkala-Sa experienced no matter where she was?

3. Who was Carlos Montezuma and why did Zitkala-Sa not marry him?

4. Why did Zitkala-Sa write a report entitled "Oklahoma's Poor Rich Indians" and what effect did it have on changes being made for the Osage Indians?

5. Why was Zitkala-Sa so conflicted about where to live--Washington D.C. or the reservation?

6. What was the project Zitkala-Sa collaborated with William Hanson on in Vernal?

7. What did the U.S. government do with the tribal land and how did David fare in the action?

8. Why was peyote legalized and why did Zitkala-Sa resign as secretary and treasurer of the Society of American Indians?

9. Explain how Zitkala-Sa's name meaning Red Bird symbolized both her life and afterlife.

10. Why did peyote represent a lack of control that Zitkala-Sa had in both her Indian and white worlds?

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