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. What was the name of the white settlement where Zitkala-Sa and her family lived in 1913?

2. Who lived near the Indian village?

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

4. How did Zitkala-Sa feel about the Ute reservation?

5. Why did David lose his job at the Indian Bureau?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were the circumstances that had Zitkala-Sa sick, broke and exhausted?

3. Why did Zitkala-Sa separate herself from the Ute Indians?

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

6. How did Raymond fight for the Ute Indians?

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

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

9. Explain how Zitkala-Sa's name meaning Red Bird symbolized both her life and afterlife.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of man's inhumanity to man is an important one in this book. Describe how it extends through setting, characters and issues and provide examples for each.

Essay Topic 2

What is Zitkala-Sa's legacy? Why did she die in despair? Would she be pleased at the foundation she laid if she were to view the lives of Native Americans in American today?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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