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. Why did Raymond accuse Zitkala-Sa of having an affair?

2. Why did the character in #132 have to dance a sun dance in the opera?

3. Zitkala-Sa's best memories were from living ____________________.

4. What was Zitkala-Sa's husband's name?

5. Which of the following is NOT something the white men did to the Osage Indians?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

10. How did Raymond fight for the Ute Indians?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zitkala-Sa was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you know of her life through this book, what were her biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did she manage through them? How did her coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of her life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting and time period for Gertrude's young adulthood? What was America like during this time period? How important are the time period and setting to the attitudes and issues of Gertrude, her family and friends?

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