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. Who is Koi-ehm-toya?

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

3. What does Set have to learn to converse with Lela?

4. How unusual is Set's kind of breakdown?

5. What does Grey see just as Set is arriving at the Mottledmare's home?

Short Essay Questions

1. Grey closes one calendar and opens another in Chapter Eleven of Book Two. What do these different calendars represent?

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

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

4. What is unusual about the death of Worcester Meat?

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

6. Why is it important to Dr. Terriman and Lola Bourne that Set dances?

7. How does Grey know that Set will act in the proper way?

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

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

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

Every author has a philosophical basis as well as a cultural one for the stories that he chooses to tell. Based on this story, examine what you think are Momaday's deeply-held beliefs about what is important in life. Justify your opinion with quotations and examples from the story.

Essay Topic 2

Masks are an important theme in this story. Where/how are masks seen in this book? Are masks symbolic in this story? What do they represent? Use quotations and examples from the story to support your idea about masks in this book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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