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

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

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

3. In which state was the college in #84 located?

4. Who was Prairie Flower's ill husband?

5. Where did Gertrude return to teach in 1891?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways did Red Apple Country represent the white man's world to the Indian children?

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

3. What was Zitkala-Sa's opinion of peyote?

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

5. What was the plot of Zitkala-Sa's opera?

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. How did Gertrude Bonnin get her name, and what would she change it to later in her life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is said that a writer writes what he knows and an artist creates what he knows. What does this statement mean? Did Zitkala-Sa create what she knew? Give three examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Raymond Bonnin. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What were his primary motivations during his life?

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