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 religion did Zitkala-Sa convert to during this time?

2. Which one of Zitkala-Sa's former boyfriends started the Society of American Indians?

3. What role did Zitkala-Sa take on in the Society of American Indians?

4. What was a major problem with the Indian tribe in #112?

5. What was the membership fee for Indians to belong to the National Council of American Indians?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why were Zitkala-Sa and Raymond happy to move to Washington D.C.?

6. What is peyote, and how did the Indians use it?

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

8. What were the conditions on the Uintah Reservation that Zitkala-Sa wanted to escape?

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

10. What was Zitkala-Sa's state of mind at the time of her death in 1938?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Prejudice and discrimination against Indians was a fact of life during Zitkala-Sa's life. What limitations did Zitkala-Sa struggle against? How did ethnic discrimination hold her back? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the book. Why would Zitkala-Sa have felt periods of loneliness in her life? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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