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. Why did the character in #132 have to dance a sun dance in the opera?

2. Which of the following was NOT a use for peyote among the Indians?

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

4. What was peyote?

5. What lie did the Indian Bureau agent tell about Raymond?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why were Zitkala-Sa and Raymond happy to move to Washington D.C.?

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

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

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

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

9. How did Raymond fight for the Ute Indians?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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