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 was Zitkala-Sa's husband's name?

2. Ruthless men swindled money from the Utes by selling __________________-.

3. How old is Gertrude in the chapter, "A Second Visit Home"?

4. For how long did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond travel around in the chapter entitled, "Despair"?

5. Gertrude received recognition with performances using which musical instrument?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Why did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond travel for five months of 1917?

4. How did Zitkala-Sa reconnect with Carlos Montezuma in Boston?

5. Why did Gertrude like living in Boston?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Create a brief character study of Zitkala-Sa. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were some of her negative characteristics? What were her hopes and fears? Was she strong or weak? What were her primary motivations during her life?

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