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. Zitkala-Sa was always reminded of which folklore character when dealing with the government?

2. What happened to the land belonging to Indians who were murdered?

3. From which tribe did the young man in #98 come?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Gertrude like living in Boston?

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. Why was Zitkala-Sa so conflicted about where to live--Washington D.C. or the reservation?

10. 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?

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

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 3

Conflict takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of conflict that plagued Zitkala-Sa throughout her life? What was the source of conflict for the Indian people overall? Cite examples.

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