Dance Hall of the Dead 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 does Leaphorn give Ted Isaacs in the last chapter?

2. What is missing from the deer?

3. What does Leaphorn find made of blue and yellow songbird feathers in Chapter 19?

4. In Chapter 15, what do Leaphorn and Susanne share for dinner?

5. What do the Mudhead wear during the dance of Shalako?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 13, Zuni spirituality is explored more fully as Father Ingles explains it to Leaphorn. Apparently, comparing the different religions was a discussion that Father Ingles shared with George as well. Compare and contrast the Zuni religion with Catholicism.

Essay Topic 2

A meeting between the various law enforcement entities shows the different cultures and the differences. Through Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn's eyes, the reader learns of an antagonism or rivalry between his culture, the Navajo, and that of the Zuni. Yet since the crime involves two boys, one who is Navajo and the other who is Zuni, these two cultures must work together. Compare and contrast the Navajo and Zuni cultures as described in Chapter 2.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 7, the reader learns more about the teachings Leaphorn learned from his grandfather. Discuss how these teachings help Leaphorn as a detective. Compare Leaphorn's detecting methods to those of white culture.

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