Ceremony 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. Why does medicine man say deeds and titles mean nothing to Mount Taylor?

2. What did the children call Tayo’s eyes when he was growing up?

3. Where does Tayo sleep the night when the cowboys let him go?

4. What animal does Tayo see as he is laying in the pine needles where he fell while looking for the cattle inside the fence?

5. What happens to Harley when he left the sheep he was watching and left his horse tied by the road?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the herd of cattle do as soon as they are unloaded and what does Josiah tell Tayo about their behavior?

2. Why does Tayo attack Emo?

3. Where does Tayo end up finding the cattle again with the man’s help?

4. What does Betonie show Tayo about his illness and how it is related to white people?

5. What does Tayo first do when he goes to hunt for the cattle?

6. How does Tayo prefer to sleep and how does Old Grandma and Robert feel around Tayo?

7. What happens to the family’s shepherd, Harley, the dog and the sheep?

8. What kind of Indian is Tayo and what are his earliest memories of his mother?

9. What does Betonie do when he takes Tayo up into the foothills? How does Tayo respond?

10. Why do the two ranch hands leave Tayo alone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One medicine man also talks about the fragility of the world, something that Tayo understands intimately. He knows all too well how difficult it is to maintain balance in a hostile, chaotic world.

Why do you think Tayo sees the world as hostile and chaotic and what do you think Tayo means by balance? Use examples from Ceremony to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

Betonie tells Tayo that saying that the white people are to blame is too simple, but change has occurred and Tayo must learn to adapt to it.

Discuss, in depth, the reasons you think Tayo might blame white people for his problems. Use examples from Ceremony to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character.

Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not? Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Ceremony help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Ceremony? Why or why not. Use examples from Ceremony and your own life to support your answer.

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