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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. Why is Fool's Crow uncomfortable with his new name?

2. What new name does White Man's Dog receive after receiving war honors from his participation in a horse raid?

3. How does the war party react to the phenomenon that occurs with the sun on the fourth day?

4. What does Bull Shield sing as he emerges from his tipi?

5. What reward will the Raven bestow on White Man's Dog if he releases the wolverine?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the seizers and why have they come to talk with the Lone Eaters?

2. Why does White Man's Dog think that Yellow Kidney's disappearance and Fast Horse's dream may be related, and what does he do about it?

3. When White Man's Dog marries Red Paint, her father, Yellow Kidney, gives White Man's Dog his many-shots-gun as a wedding present. Why is this particularly significant to White Man's Dog?

4. In Mik-api's dream, what will Raven give to White Man's Dog if he finds and releases the wolverine caught in the Napikwan trap?

5. What troubling dream does Eagle Ribs relate to the raiding party as they wait for Fast Horse and Yellow Kidney to catch up?

6. How does the war party react to the solar eclipse on the fourth day out?

7. Describe Fast Horse's power dream in Chapter 3.

8. White Man's Dog was not with Yellow Kidney in the heart of the Crow camp, so why does he feel responsible for Yellow Kidney's capture and mutilation?

9. What does Boss Ribs do to help his son, Fast Horse, recover from his gunshot wound that he hopes will persuade Fast Horse to stay with the Lone Eaters?

10. Why is Fast Horse attracted to Owl Child's band?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Today, many believe that our treatment of the Native Americans of this country was not fair. Do you think we treated the Blackfoot that were represented by this novel in a fair manner? Was everything about the treatment of the Native American unfair, or were there attempts to be fair? What has shifted our perceptions? Where do you stand on the issue?

Essay Topic 2

Expound upon the theme of Change and Loss in the novel, Fools Crow. This is arguably the most recurrent theme in the book. Look at the theme as it relates to Fools Crow and the Lone Eaters, as it relates to Fast Horse and his association with Owl Child and his band, and as it relates to the Napikwans.

Essay Topic 3

How are the elements of plot (inciting incident, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and resolution) revealed in this novel? Support your contention of which chapter represents the climax. What is the resolution of this story?

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