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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 the narrator recall about Edith in Chapter 20 of "A History of Them All"?

2. To whom does the narrator call and shout about his burns and constipation in Chapter 30 of "A History of Them All"?

3. What does F. say the glancing kisses from Edith to the narrator are in Chapter 12 of "A History of Them All"?

4. Where do Catherine Tekakwitha's family settle?

5. Where is the narrator living in this novel?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe how F. and Edith die.

3. What does the narrator begin to fear about what is happening to him in Chapter 14 of "A History of Them All" ?

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

5. How is Chapter 10 in "The History of Them All" a symbol of how the narrator is becoming more like F.?

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

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

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

9. Describe the world in which the narrator lives in the novel.

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

Essay Topics

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 the significance of the old man and the half naked woman. Who are they? What is their purpose?

Essay Topic 3

Explain why the bath from the Argentine Waiter transcends the thoughts of Edith and F.

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