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 feathers does Leaphorn think he saw on the kachina mask?

2. In Chapter 18, what hangs over the Zuni pueblo?

3. In Chapter 14, who performs the third search of the Bowlegs hogan?

4. What is missing from the deer?

5. In Chapter 14, what passenger does Leaphorn pick up on the way to the Zuni Lake?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Leaphorn's tells Pasquaanti who the killer is, knowing that the Zuni will exact revenge on the man. Why does Leaphorn do this? Do you think that as a law enforcement officer that this is an easy or difficult decision for him to make? Does Leaphorn have any regrets?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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