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 Owl Child do at the ranch?

2. Where is the Napikwan that injured Fast Horse?

3. Whose gossip does Heavy Shield Woman look forward to hearing?

4. What does Fast Horse do when he and Owl Child arrive at the war lodge?

5. What does Fast Horse do to a whiskey runner?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Describe the devastation in the Lone Eaters camp after thirteen days of the small pox disease.

3. What do Owl Child and Fast Horse do at the ranch of the Napikwan?

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

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. What does Fast Horse find in the war lodge while Owl Child stays with the horses, and how does he know who it is?

7. What are the three demands the seizers make of the Pikunis when they meet with General Sully?

8. Even though the Lone Eaters trust this white healer, why don't they agree to follow his advice?

9. What is Fools Crow thinking and feeling as he looks at the scalp of Bull Shied?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the seven day journey of Fools Crow that was inspired by Nitsokan. What was going on? Why did Fools Crow need to make this journey? What was revealed to him? How did this influence his thinking in the final chapters of this book?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of imagery in Fools Crow. How did it enrich the reading experience? How did it help to paint a mental picture of the Pikunis culture? What techniques of imagery were most prevalent, or do you think the majority of the imagery used was descriptive without the use of such literary devises as metaphore, simile, personification, anthropomorphism, alliteration and irony?

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