The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa Test | Final 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. What fib did Zitkala-Sa tell the government in Washington?

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

3. What did Zitkala-Sa hate about her life in Utah?

4. What did Zitkala-Sa love about the white world?

5. What was the name of the organization founded by Zitkala-Sa and Raymond?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the circumstances that had Zitkala-Sa sick, broke and exhausted?

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

3. What major success did Zitkala-Sa have for the Ute Indians several years after her death and what was her legacy to other Indian rights activists who would come after her?

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

5. What did Zitkala-Sa's opera signify to the world regarding the integration of Indian and white cultures?

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

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

8. Who did Zitkala-Sa marry and why did she choose him over Carlos Montezuma?

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

10. What was the main problem facing the Ute Indians?

Essay Topics

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

Explain the impact that Zitkala-Sa's childhood had on her as an adult. What did it mean to be an Indian girl in late 19th century America? What stigmas did Zitkala-Sa live with for her entire life? How did Zitkala-Sa use her childhood experiences to create her life's work?

Essay Topic 3

Explain how Zitkala-Sa was able to incorporate Indian culture into her white world and her white world into her Indian life. What did Zitkala-Sa crave from both worlds? Why was she always restless regardless of the world in which she was currently living?

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