Fools Crow 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 Fast Horse do at the ranch?

2. What are "whiskey runners"?

3. What does the white man with the pack horses see at the war lodge?

4. Who is outside of Running Fisher's lodge, eavesdropping on lovemaking sounds?

5. What has happened to Red Paint's youngest brother, One Spot, in Chapter 23?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens after killing the whiskey runners that shows that Fast Horse may be changing and becoming concerned for his people after all?

2. How does the author introduce hope into the devastation that has forced the Lone Eaters to begin the journey toward the Sand Hills that gives this book its bitter-sweet ending?

3. Describe the thoughts and feelings of Yellow Kidney before, during and after he decides to leave the Lone Eater camp.

4. What is the significance of the thrashing wings that Fools Crow hears when he wakes in the woman's dwelling?

5. A white healer comes to the Lone Eaters' camp to warn of the smallpox. Why would the Pikunis believe anything a white man has to say?

6. How does Fast Horse's reaction to finding Yellow Kidney's body show he is beginning to regret the path he has chosen with Owl Child?

7. How is Yellow Kidney's body delivered back to his people?

8. Why is Fools Crow's mother angry with him as she fixes food for her guests?

9. How does Fools Crow discover the new land in his dream during his seven-day journey?

10. What do the Pikunis ask of the seizers when told of the spread of small pox, and what do the seizers reply?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore the theme of relationships within the context of the novel, Fools Crow. How did the relationship between Fools Crow and Fast Horse develop and change? How did the relationship between Yellow Kidney and his family develop and change? How did the relationship between the Napikwan and the Pikunis develop and change?

Essay Topic 2

Explore the theme of Dreams in Fools Crow. Did their belief and faith in dreams enrich their lives or limit and endanger their lives? Were they helpful in dealing with the Napikwan? Were they helpful in dealing with the white scab disease? What would the story have been like if there had been no dreams?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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