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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. In what year did the U.S. government finally award the Utes their $3 million?
(a) 1972.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1919.
(d) 1950.

2. To what city did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond return after their travels in "Despair"?
(a) Boston.
(b) New York.
(c) Washington D.C.
(d) Chicago.

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

4. Who was the young man who became engaged to Gertrude when she returned to Pennsylvania in 1897?
(a) Thomas Marshall.
(b) Thomas Mulgrove.
(c) Thomas Miller.
(d) Thomas Martin.

5. What did Raymond want the government to give to the Utes?
(a) Housing for the land they took.
(b) Buffalo for the land they took.
(c) Food for the land they took.
(d) Money for the land they took.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the white settlement where Zitkala-Sa and her family lived in 1913?

2. Zitkala-Sa died on January 26 in what year?

3. Gertrude wrote an article which appeared in which publication?

4. On whom did the Ute Indians rely for food?

5. Who testified on Zitkala-Sa's behalf before a senate sub-committee?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What troubles were created for Zitkala-Sa and Raymond's marriage by F. Baker, the Indian Bureau agent?

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

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

5. How did Raymond fight for the Ute Indians?

6. Why were Zitkala-Sa and Raymond happy to move to Washington D.C.?

7. What prompted Gertrude to change her name to Zitkala-Sa?

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

9. 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?

10. How did Zitkala-Sa's heritage, especially the Iktomi story, help equip her to manage in the white man's world?

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