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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Henry imagine are the headlights from Calvin Wind Soldier's truck?
(a) The sun.
(b) The lights from a police car.
(c) Flashlights.
(d) The eyes of dead Indians trying to scare him.

2. How does this chapter open?
(a) On the first day of a powwow in 1981.
(b) In Chicago in 1978.
(c) In Nebraska in 1951.
(d) On a plantation in 1871.

3. Who is the blond "Easterner" who comes to teach at the reservation because of her fascination with Native American culture?
(a) Pumpkin Light Rain.
(b) Jeannett McVay.
(c) Dina Thunder.
(d) Chaske Bauer.

4. With whom does Herod have an affair?
(a) Alberta.
(b) Josephine.
(c) Clara Miller.
(d) Pumpkin.

5. What is Pumpkin's memento from diving into Lake Michigan?
(a) A scar from a fishhook that caught her when she jumped into the water.
(b) A crab.
(c) Sea glass.
(d) A fish.

6. What is Mercury Thunder?
(a) A healer.
(b) The reservation witch.
(c) A kind woman.
(d) A shaman.

7. What does Mercury Thunder think about the Soldier family?
(a) They can be trusted.
(b) They are wonderful people.
(c) They are bad news.
(d) They are related to the Thunder family.

8. What is Mercury's original name?
(a) Charlene.
(b) Anna.
(c) Red Dress.
(d) Crystal.

9. What does Crystal decide she will do when her mother-in-law comes to visit?
(a) She will stay in a hotel.
(b) She will go back to the reservation.
(c) She will visit her mother.
(d) She will be the perfect daughter-in-law.

10. When are the Sioux just beginning to be eradicated by the U.S. cavalry?
(a) Early-1800s.
(b) Early-1900s.
(c) Late-1700s.
(d) Late-1800s.

11. Why do Archie, Harley, Frank, and Herod head off on horseback?
(a) To find the medicine hole from Herod's dream.
(b) The house is on fire.
(c) They need to check on the cattle.
(d) To escape Alberta's wrath.

12. What does Archie do on the motorcycle?
(a) He shows off.
(b) He picks up Alberta.
(c) He falls off as soon as he gets on it.
(d) He rides down the road.

13. What is another name for a coming of age story?
(a) Bildungsroman.
(b) Bilderschmidt.
(c) Grecoroman.
(d) Agegnomistic

14. Who narrates this chapter?
(a) Frank Pipe.
(b) Herod Small War.
(c) King Herod.
(d) Harley Wind Soldier.

15. Why does Pumpkin feel as if she does not fit comfortably into her Native American culture?
(a) She is not from North Dakota.
(b) She is not Sioux.
(c) She is not as smart as the other members of the tribe.
(d) Her continual striving for knowledge has widened her horizons.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who carries off the young man?

2. How does Crystal help her mother-in-law, who has arthritis?

3. What does Anna say about the story involving Clive?

4. Who is Henry's girlfriend?

5. Where does Herod sleep?

(see the answer keys)

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