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 did Set know where to go to begin his quest for a vision?

2. What does Dr. Terriman say about Lola Bourne''s ability to help Set?

3. What does Billy the Kid do to prepare for his conversation with Sitting Bear?

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

5. What did Koi-ehm-toya's great-great grandson become?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Worcester Meat feel when he dies?

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

3. Who is the boy that Set sees and hears in the garden of his old house?

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

5. Why does each man of the Plains Indians look upon Tsoai first thing each morning?

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

7. What does Grey see of Set beyond his physical appearance?

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

9. What understanding about Set does Lola Bourne come to while he is hospitalized?

10. How does Set's art change as his personality begins to disintegrate?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Death is a theme in this story. Describe the various ways in which death comes to characters in the story, noting especially the conversation about dying properly between Set-Angya and Billy the Kid. What is a "proper" death? Which characters die properly? Which do not?

Essay Topic 2

Grey's dialogues with Billy the Kid seem very different from her conversations in real life. Using examples, compare and contrast the Grey of her outlaw fantasies with the real girl. What do these differences tell you about her?

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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