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 wanted to leave Washington D. C. and go ____________________.

2. To what state did Zitkala-Sa and her husband move after their marriage?

3. Zitkala-Sa protested the use of peyote because ________________________.

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

5. For how long did Zitkala-Sa and Raymond travel around in the chapter entitled, "Despair"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the dire situation Gertrude found when she returned to the Yankton Reservation after being gone for six years?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. Who did Zitkala-Sa marry and why did she choose him over Carlos Montezuma?

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

The theme of struggling with personal identity is an important one in this book. Describe how it extends through setting, characters and issues and provide examples for each.

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