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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the people in #12 wrap a newborn baby in during their visit with Tate's tribe?
2. Which disease did Gertrude contract while at college?
3. The Indian children did not have immunity to ______________________.
4. Which of the following is NOT something the girls did at the boarding school?
5. What did Tate teach Gertrude to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the devil in the Bible stories symbolize for Gertrude?
2. What role did oral stories serve in the Indian society, and which story character did Gertrude like best?
3. Ironically, what did Gertrude do in 1891 when she returned to White's boarding school?
4. How many times was Tate married, and how many children did she have?
5. Explain the symbolism of Lewis and Clark wrapping an Indian baby in an American flag.
6. How was Gertrude able to attend college in Indiana?
7. 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.
8. How did Gertrude Bonnin get her name, and what would she change it to later in her life?
9. Why did Captain Richard Henry Pratt develop the idea to remove Indian infants from their homes and transfer them to the homes of white people and how did this plan extend into reality?
10. Why did Gertrude experience an identity crisis in her pre-teen years?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two examples about struggle in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of struggle.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment then cite an example to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
The theme of struggling with personal identity is an important one in this book. Describe how it extends through setting, characters and issues and provide examples for each.
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