Mid-Book 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. In Chapter 3, what does Leaphorn offer Cecil in an effort to get him to open up?
2. In Chapter 4, who is Ted Isaac's only companion for two days?
3. When does <i>Dance Hall of the Dead</i> begin?
4. Who is having a birthday in a few days and turning 13?
5. How many spikes does Leaphorn spy on Cata's right shoe?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the Reynolds Theory.
2. Susanne is taking care of Otis, who she explains is sick. What is wrong with Otis in Leaphorn's opinion?
3. Who are the people who are hunting in Chapter 15, and what are they hunting?
4. Describe Father Ingles.
5. What does Leaphorn find when he enters the Bowlegs' hogan?
6. Describe Leaphorn's view at the beginning of Chapter 18.
7. Leaphorn believes that George Bowlegs can survive easily enough in the wild until the snow comes. How does Leaphorn expect George to survive?
8. Describe Agent Baker and why his appearance doesn't match that of an FBI agent.
9. Describe the landscape in Chapter 1.
10. Leaphorn talks to young Navajo neighbors of the commune about its inhabitants. What information do they give Leaphorn?
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 3, the reader learns more about George Bowlegs through Leaphorn's eyes and in his conversation with George's younger brother, Cecil. This information leaves the reader feeling empathetic for both boys who live a life of loneliness and poverty. Which testimony from Chapter 3 is more powerful in its ability to generate the empathy: Leaphorn's observations or what Cecil says. Would the empathy be as strong with only perspective of the Bowlegs home life?
Essay Topic 2
Leaphorn is disturbed by the scene at the commune in Chapter 6. Instead of hippies and love and peace, he finds a leader wearing expensive boots who intimidates the teen girl who lives there. Although Susanne obviously cares for George and Ernesto, Halsey is obvious in his disdain of the boys and of the law or "fuzz." Leaphorn also finds another young man on a bad "trip" at the commune. How do these events foreshadow what Leaphorn learns at the end of the chapter?
Essay Topic 3
Chapter 11 hints at Susanne's background. How does the author let the reader know about Susanne's troubled home without a specific statement to that fact? How has this made her a victim within the commune? What characters seems to actually care about Susanne?
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