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

2. Why does Lola Bourne find it easy to relinquish Set to Grey?

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

4. Where does Worcester Meat go after he has been sick for thirteen more days?

5. What does the Navajo part of Grey long for?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. In Chapter Twelve, Grey does something that has been important to her for the last time. What is it?

7. What is the Kaitsenko Society?

8. How does Worcester Meat feel when he dies?

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

10. Who becomes the maker of shields?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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