Dance Hall of the Dead Test | Final 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. What does Leaphorn find made of blue and yellow songbird feathers in Chapter 19?

2. What did Leaphorn experience in college with Tom Bob and Blackie Bisti?

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

4. Dance Hall of the Dead takes place over how much time?

5. When was the last time that Father Ingles spoke with Ernesto Cata?

Short Essay Questions

1. What effects does Leaphorn feel from the hypodermic dart?

2. Although George Bowlegs is mentioned often in the book, the reader doesn't see him until Chapter 19 when he appears in front of Leaphorn.

3. Describe Father Ingles.

4. In Chapter 16, Leaphorn is shot with a hypodermic dart. How was this done?

5. According to the Zuni beliefs, what will happen if the Shalako ceremonies aren't performed correctly?

6. Father Ingles is impressed with George Bowlegs. Why?

7. John O'Malley is watching for seven people he believes are involved in the narcotics operation. Who does Leaphorn recognize from the seven photographs?

8. Who is in the procession of the Council of the Gods?

9. What relationship do Ted Isaacs and Susanne share and what does Leaphorn think about it?

10. In Chapter 15, what disturbs Leaphorn about the dead deer killed by George Bowlegs?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

After the death of Shorty Bowlegs, Leaphorn assumes responsibility for Cecil Bowlegs. Discuss the Navajo concept of family and children.

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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