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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 does Lola Bourne say she expects when she looks at the painting of the Night Window Man?

2. How old is Set?

3. What does Set feel as he accepts the medicine bundle?

4. Why did the singing and dancing among the Kiowa end?

5. How old was Set when his mother died?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Grey changes from a girl to a woman, how does Set's attitude toward her change?

2. Why was it better for the Piegan people to believe that the boy was a bear than that he was a boy?

3. What is the setting where Set begins his vision quest?

4. What does Lola Bourne see in the painting "Night Window Man" that Set himself does not see?

5. Why does Set enter his old house with dread?

6. Why did Kope'mah experience loneliness as a medicine woman?

7. Why were the Piegan people unable to believe in the child?

8. Who first let Grey know that the bear was coming into her life?

9. What do the lines on the red earth represent?

10. How does Set respond to the hospital staff's diagnosis and explanations of his condition?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Consider this story from another character's point of view. Briefly write a narrative including the main facts in this story from the point of view of Jason, Dr. Merriman, or Lola Bourne.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the differences in communication styles between Native Americans as viewed in this story and members of the mainstream culture. Find examples in the story to demonstrate cultural differences in communication.

Essay Topic 3

How does the girl Grey view the power of her sexuality? How does the woman Grey change? In your essay, analyze Grey's changing attitude toward sex.

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