Coyote Blue Test | Final Test - Hard

Christopher Moore
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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 Sam ask Pokey to do so Sam can get to the Underworld?

2. Who tells Sam people spotted a polar bear at Motion Marine?

3. What exit do Sam and Coyote take in the chapter titled, "Food, Gas, Enlightenment, Next Right?"

4. When Sam returns to Coyote after seeing Pokey in the clinic, what does he tell Coyote he needs?

5. What does Pokey say Coyote will need to retrieve someone from the Underworld?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Adeline ask the nurse at the clinic if there is room now that a horse, a young man, and an old man have left?

2. Why does Calliope say she did not call Sam when she discovered that Lonnie had taken Grubb?

3. Why does Sam say he left his home for nothing?

4. Why isn't Coyote able to win much at the private gambling table M.F. takes him to?

5. Why does Coyote suggest they all go to a Crow reservation in Montana?

6. Why did M.F.'s mother call him asking for help?

7. What is the significance of the black limo Sam sees pulling away from the truck stop?

8. Why is Jake compelled to assist M.F. when M.F. calls him?

9. What is the memory of sneaking in to see Custer's grave meant to point out to Sam?

10. Why does Pokey tell Sam that Coyote can retrieve people from the Underworld?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is the theme of trust and hope portrayed in Coyote Blue? How does trust and hope impact Sam and Calliope's relationship? How do they affect Pokey and Coyote's relationship?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of magic and heritage in Coyote Blue. Which characters embrace the heritage of the Crow Indian? Which characters reject it? Which characters seem to change their opinion by the end of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

How does the author use symbolism in Coyote Blue? Explain at least two examples of symbolism. What is the symbol? What does it represent?

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