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 city did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond move to after their son went away to boarding school?

2. Gertrude wrote an article which appeared in which publication?

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

4. Zitkala-Sa died on January 26 in what year?

5. The Ute Indians had problems with drinking and __________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why did Gertrude like living in Boston?

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

7. What conditions did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond find when they moved to Utah?

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

9. Why did Zitkala-Sa separate herself from the Ute Indians?

10. What was the dire situation Gertrude found when she returned to the Yankton Reservation after being gone for six years?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

The theme of man's inhumanity to man is an important one in the book. Describe how it extends through setting, subjects, technique, etc. and provide examples for each.

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