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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 Fools Crow find when he rides to the ranch house?
2. What does Fast Horse see on the skin after he wakes up?
3. What is Yellow Kidney thinking about when he is killed?
4. Does Fast Horse know where he is going on this trip, and why?
5. Who visits the Lone Eaters' camp in Chapters 25-26?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Fools Crow's mother angry with him as she fixes food for her guests?
2. How is Yellow Kidney's body delivered back to his people?
3. Describe who the man is that Fast Horse wants to kill.
4. What happens after killing the whiskey runners that shows that Fast Horse may be changing and becoming concerned for his people after all?
5. What are the three demands the seizers make of the Pikunis when they meet with General Sully?
6. Describe the thoughts and feelings of Yellow Kidney before, during and after he decides to leave the Lone Eater camp.
7. 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?
8. What happens when Fools Crow catches up to Fast Horse and tries to talk to him about his association with Owl Child and his killing of the rancher?
9. What is Fools Crow thinking and feeling as he looks at the scalp of Bull Shied?
10. Even though the Lone Eaters trust this white healer, why don't they agree to follow his advice?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Yellow Kidney's fingers were cut off, which definitely qualifies as both a disfigurement and a handicap. What challenges does a person with a physical handicap face? Address both physical challenges as well as psychological and emotional challenges.
Essay Topic 2
Foreshadowing was used extensively in the writing style used in the story of Fools Crow. Discuss the events, thoughts and feelings that happened to individual characters in their lives or in their dreams that were a foreshadowing of the difficulties that the Pikunis and the Napikwans would face, or of the impending devastation wrought by the plague of smallpox and its relationship to the theme of Loss and Change.
Essay Topic 3
Point of view can change whole story. Most of the conflict with the Napikwan in this novel were from the perspective of the Pikunis. Certainly, the demands of the seizers, which were ultimately rejected by the Piknunis, were seen through the eyes of the Pikunis.
Revisit the meeting from which we received the three main seizer demands: General Sully, who was trying to negotiate an agreement that would guarantee the safety of his people. Write a scene within the fort with General Sully and his advisors as they discussed the problems and dangers they were experiencing with the Blackfoot and developing their list of demands.
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