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Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 1

What are the names of the two women?

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The Memories of Childhood summary deals with two extracts which belong to two different autobiographical episodes. Furthermore, these two episodes deal with the lives of two women whose names are Zitkala Sa and Bama.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 2

What did Zitkala Sa find?

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Zitkala- Sa is a Native American who finds that the people who have overpowered the natives are out to destroy their culture. She notices the discrimination against Native American culture and women. The cutting of her long hair is a symbolic of subjection to the rulers.
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Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 3

How much time did Bama take to reach home?

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Bama took thirty minutes to an hour to reach home as she would watch all the fun and games that were taking place on the road. She would also stop and look at the shops and the bazaars and even see the performance of the snake charmers and the monkeys.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 4

What did Zitkala Sa feel when her long hair was cut?

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Zitkala-Sa felt rather anguished and indignant when her long hair was cut. She lost her spirit and felt as helpless as a puppet. With her hair being shingled like a coward's, she moaned in anguish.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 5

What did Zitkala mean by Eating By Formula?

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By 'eating by formula', Zitkala-Sa meant the discipline that the pupils at the school had to follow, Everything from entering the room, to drawing chairs, to getting seated and finally picking up fork and spoon to start eating, was timed and regulated by commands to do so through buzzing the bell.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 6

What comic incident did Bama mention to her brother?

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Bama narrated the incident of seeing an elder of her street walking towards a landlord, carrying a food packed by its strings without touching it to her brother. Bama's brother was not amused as he knew that the elder's behaviour was due to him being an untouchable.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 7

Why did Zitkala find Eating by formula a hard trial?

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By 'eating by formula', Zitkala-Sa meant the discipline that the pupils at the school had to follow, Everything from entering the room, to drawing chairs, to getting seated and finally picking up fork and spoon to start eating, was timed and regulated by commands to do so through buzzing the bell.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 8

When did Bama first come to know of social discrimination?

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Bama first came to know about the social discrimination faced by the people of her community when she was a student of class three and saw, on her way back from school, an elderly man carrying a small packet containing some eatables by a string without touching it.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 9

What did Judewin tell Zitkala?

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Judewin, who knew a few words of English, told Zitkala-Sa that she had overheard the pale-faced woman saying that Zitkala-Sa's long hair would be cut. Judewin advises her to submit and resign to her fate but Zitkala-Sa disagrees with her and decides to resist and stand-up against it.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 10

Why was Zitkala in tears on her first day in the land of apples?

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It was bitterly cold on the first day at the land of apples. A large bell rang for breakfast. There was annoying clatter of shoes on the floor. An elderly white woman came up after them. She saw Indian (Native-Americans) girls in stiff shoes and closely clinging dresses. It appeared quite immodest to her. While the boys entered from the other door.

They all were marched for the breakfast.A small bell was tapped and all the students drew a chair from under the table. Zitkala thought they were perhaps going to sit. She also sat down but she found that the others were standing murmuring a sort of small prayer. Zitkala-Sa also stood up.

But then she found that the others had sit in their seats. Then she heard a voice of a man. Every one picked up their knife and fork and began eating. But Zitkala found this eating by formula very difficult. But this was not the hardest trial for her. Her hair were shingled and she felt herself like an animal in a herd.

Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 11

Why did Zitkala hide herself?

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Zitkala-Sa hid herself because she had got to know that the authorities wanted to cut her long hair. In her community hair of mourners, prisoners of war and cowards were cut and therefore she made a vain attempt to prevent her hair from being shingled by hiding herself.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 12

What did the story showcase?

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The lesson 'Memories of Childhood' is a portrayal of two autobiographical accounts. One by American Indian woman and the second by a Tamil Dalit writer. Both stories highlight the women's oppression, class barriers, racialism, discrimination and exploitation that tend to pull them down.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 13

Which family did Bama belong to?

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Bama is the pen-name of a Tamil Dalit woman from a Roman Catholic family. She has published three main works: an autobiography, 'Karukku', 1992; a novel, 'Sangati', 1994; and a collection of short stories, 'Kisumbukkaaran', 1996.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 14

What was the name of the school where Zitkala studied?

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Carlisle Indian school: Beatings were common punishment, and epidemics killed boys and girls weakened by hard labor, poor food, and loneliness. More than 10,000 children passed through Carlisle before it closed in 1918, including about 180 who lie in the cemetery.
Test: Memories of Childhood- 3 - Question 15

What had hurt Bama in the society?

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Bama fights against the evils of untouchability in her own way. She works hard and stands first in her class. People then come to her of their own accord. The similarity between their lives is the struggle and fight against racial and social discrimination.
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