The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Doreen Rappaport
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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. Who stared at Gertrude and the other Indian children?

2. What was the name of the man in #24?

3. What was Gertrude ordered to mash one day?

4. A popular topic for Gertrude's speeches was __________________.

5. Which famous people did Tate tell Gertrude she saw?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Gertrude experience an identity crisis in her pre-teen years?

2. How did the Indian children's loneliness exhibit with them physically?

3. Describe what daily life was like for the Indian children at the boarding school.

4. What did Gertrude recall about what her mother said about people who had their hair cut off and what did Gertrude do to try to avoid losing her own hair?

5. What was Gertrude's experience upon her arrival at the boarding school?

6. Was Gertrude conflicted while experiencing an identity crisis as a girl?

7. What two tragic events occurred for Indian people in December of 1890?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Tate. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were some of her negative characteristics? What were her hopes and fears? What were her primary motivations during her life?

Essay Topic 2

Rappaport was a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

What is Zitkala-Sa's legacy? Why did she die in despair? Would she be pleased at the foundation she laid if she were to view the lives of Native Americans in American today?

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