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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 does Lola Bourne feel in the Mottledmare home?
2. Who is Koi-ehm-toya?
3. Why couldn't the plains have an ordinary place name?
4. How does the sight of the monolith, Tsoai, affect Set when he sees it?
5. How long does Worcester Meat think he will live?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Grey feel at once humbled and important when she thinks of Set?
2. What does Grey see of Set beyond his physical appearance?
3. Why is it important to Dr. Terriman and Lola Bourne that Set dances?
4. What do the lines on the red earth represent?
5. Grey closes one calendar and opens another in Chapter Eleven of Book Two. What do these different calendars represent?
6. What is the Kaitsenko Society?
7. How does Set's art change as his personality begins to disintegrate?
8. How does Grey know that Set will act in the proper way?
9. How does Set respond to the hospital staff's diagnosis and explanations of his condition?
10. Why does each man of the Plains Indians look upon Tsoai first thing each morning?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Momaday's use of time. For example, many Native American customs cause the reader to think of the past, but that thought will be jarred by the mention of a modern actor, car, or TV program. What point do you think the author is trying to make by using time in such fluid ways?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the birth of Grey and Set's child. Include details from the story and try to make predictions based on the known details. For instance, if the child is a boy, what do you think they will name him, and why? If it is a girl, what do you think they will name her and why? What kind of education do you think they will want for their child? How do you think they will celebrate the birth? Where do you think they will live? Remember to have plausible justification for each of your story elements.
Essay Topic 3
Explain which purpose Momaday had in mind as he wrote. Was his purpose to inform, to entertain, or to persuade? Why do you think so? Was he successful in achieving his purpose?
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