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. Gertrude wrote an article which appeared in which publication?

2. How old is Gertrude in the chapter, "A Second Visit Home"?

3. Who was the young man who became engaged to Gertrude when she returned to Pennsylvania in 1897?

4. Zitkala-Sa wanted to leave Washington D. C. and go ____________________.

5. What was peyote?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. How did Raymond fight for the Ute Indians?

5. What troubles were created for Zitkala-Sa and Raymond's marriage by F. Baker, the Indian Bureau agent?

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

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

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

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

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 Tate. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were some of her negative characteristics? What were her hopes and fears? What were her primary motivations during her life?

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 impact that Zitkala-Sa's childhood had on her as an adult. What did it mean to be an Indian girl in late 19th century America? What stigmas did Zitkala-Sa live with for her entire life? How did Zitkala-Sa use her childhood experiences to create her life's work?

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