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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. In Chapter 12 of "A History of Them All," what game does F. tell the narrator he and Edith play?
2. What does Catherine Tekakwitha make at her family's new home?
3. Where does the narrator want Edith's lips to linger specifically?
4. What does the narrator long to speak publicly against in Chapter 10 of "A History of Them All"?
5. Who had their hearts eaten by the Canadian tribes' chiefs?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does F. buy in Chapter 14 of "The History of Them All"?
2. What does the narrator burn himself with repeatedly in Chapter 24 of "A History of Them All"? Why is it significant?
3. What is significant about what F. gives to the narrator in Chapter 17 of "The History of Them All"?
4. What does the narrator pray to god for in Chapter 13 of "The History of Them All"?
5. What was the purpose of the note that F. left the narrator in Chapter 30 of "The History of Them All"?
6. What does the narrator say is proof that he and Edith loved each other in Chapter 25 of "The History of Them All"?
7. Why does the narrator call the DJ on the radio in Chapter 30 of "The History of Them All"?
8. Explain how the Iroquois tribe lives and why it was deemed inappropriate by the French missionaries.
9. What happens at the French banquet that Catherine attends in Chapter 42 of "The History of Them All"?
10. What motivates the narrator to turn to Catherine Tekakwitha when he is in agony over the deaths of F. and Edith?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Explain why Cohen decides to use the female private part of Mary Voolnd as a means of communication between the living and the dead.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the narrator and F.'s obsession with comic books and how this obsession shows their veneration of pop culture as a sacred entity.
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