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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 replaces the local priest in Chapter 35 of "A History of Them All"?

2. What does F. give the narrator in Chapter 18 of "A History of Them All"?

3. What does the narrator describe about Catherine Tekakwitha in Chapter 16 of "A History of Them All"?

4. What does Catherine Tekakwitha make at her family's new home?

5. What does the narrator do in Chapter 23 of "A History of Them All"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the red wine spilling on the table cloth disruptive like Catherine's own presence?

2. What does the narrator burn himself with repeatedly in Chapter 24 of "A History of Them All"? Why is it significant?

3. Who is Charles Axis?

4. What motivates the narrator to turn to Catherine Tekakwitha when he is in agony over the deaths of F. and Edith?

5. How does the uncle feel about his tribe by the middle of the novel?

6. Why does the narrator call the DJ on the radio in Chapter 30 of "The History of Them All"?

7. The novel was written in the 1960s. How do the contents of the novel relate to that time?

8. What has happened to the condition of the narrator by Chapter 25 in "The History of Them All"?

9. Explain how the Iroquois tribe lives and why it was deemed inappropriate by the French missionaries.

10. What does the narrator describe that happened to Catherine in 1664?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the relationship of Catherine and her uncle contribute to the overall theme of sexuality of the novel Beautiful Losers?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the disruption that Catherine's conversion to Catholicism and the spilling of red wine bring among the Jesuits and members of the A---- tribe.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the beating of Catherine by her aunts and the beating of the young brave who was supposed to marry her. How are they similar, and how are they different?

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