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. The white settlement in #127 was how many miles from the Ute reservation?

2. To what city did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond return after their travels in "Despair"?

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

4. Who was the greedy agent at the Indian Bureau with whom Raymond had trouble?

5. What fib did Zitkala-Sa tell the government in Washington?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the project Zitkala-Sa collaborated with William Hanson on in Vernal?

2. How did Raymond fight for the Ute Indians?

3. 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?

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

5. What did Zitkala-Sa's opera signify to the world regarding the integration of Indian and white cultures?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how Zitkala-Sa was able to incorporate Indian culture into her white world and her white world into her Indian life. What did Zitkala-Sa crave from both worlds? Why was she always restless regardless of the world in which she was currently living?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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