The Ancient Child 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. How long is Set hospitalized?

2. What tracks did those who came later to the plains find?

3. Who is Koi-ehm-toya?

4. What change comes over Grey at her mother's house?

5. What has Billy the Kid come to learn about from Sitting Bear?

Short Essay Questions

1. In his old age, what is the last thing that the shield maker dreams? Why is this dream of his significant?

2. What characteristic does Grey say is shared by her mother and her sister and her niece?

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

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

5. How does Grey feel about herself during her pregnancy?

6. What did every people who inhabited the great plains find there?

7. What does Set feel as he opens the medicine bundle?

8. What is the Kaitsenko Society?

9. Why did the native people move south into the great plains?

10. Why does Dr. Merriman's knowledge of folklore, witchcraft, and medical mythology fail to impress Set?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Both Set and Grey come from more than one ancestral background. Discuss the similarities and differences between the families of each. Use direct quotations and examples from the story to support each point.

Essay Topic 2

Both Set and Grey express themselves through art: Set as a painter and Grey as a writer. Write an essay analyzing the way each expresses himself or herself as it changes through the story. As you catalog the changes, determine whether you think each will continue to practice their painting and writing in the future. If so, do you think they will share their work with others? What do you make of the fact that their great-great grandson is an artist, a maker of shields?

Essay Topic 3

The book begins with a section called "Planes," then a section called "Lines," then "Shapes," and ultimately, "Shadows." What do you think this geometrical view of the world represents? Use quotations from the story to support your point of view.

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