The Clan of the Cave Bear Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Iza goes out to get a root to help prevent miscarriage for Ayla?

2. How does everyone react when Ayla first brings her kills back to the cave?

3. Why does Ayla thank Brun?

4. What does Creb name the baby?

5. Why are the clan members surprised at Ayla's pregnancy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role do the totem spirits play in the lives of the clan? How do their beliefs regarding the spirits affect their acceptance of Ayla? How does Ayla challenge their beliefs? Write an essay about three specific points in the story where the totem spirits play a role.

Essay Topic 2

Ayla is influenced by many of the stories and legends of the clan.

Part 1) What are the legends that most influence Ayla? They can be fictional stories that are passed down through the generations, or they can be based on memories of events that happened to the clan.

Part 2) How does each legend or story directly or indirectly influence Ayla's actions and decisions?

Part 3) Do you think Ayla would have acted differently in each situation without the knowledge of the legends? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about three traditions or beliefs of the clan (e.g., bringing animals back to the cave, touching a weapon, non-acceptance of deformed babies, etc.). What purpose do these traditions or beliefs serve in the framework of the clan's culture? How does Ayla have difficulty conforming to these traditions or beliefs?

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