The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa Test | Final Test - Hard

Doreen Rappaport
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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 role did Zitkala-Sa take on in the Society of American Indians?

2. Where did Zitkala-Sa long to live?

3. Into what type of boarding school did Zitkala-Sa place her son?

4. In what year did the U.S. government finally award the Utes their $3 million?

5. What did Zitkala-Sa hate about the white world?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How did Raymond fight for the Ute Indians?

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

7. Why did Zitkala-Sa write a report entitled "Oklahoma's Poor Rich Indians" and what effect did it have on changes being made for the Osage Indians?

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

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

10. What was the plot of Zitkala-Sa's opera?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is said that a writer writes what he knows and an artist creates what he knows. What does this statement mean? Did Zitkala-Sa create what she knew? Give three examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explain the significance of the book's title. Why is it called simply "The Flight of Red Bird"? What was Rappaport trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

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