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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Margaret Many Wounds request of her grandson, Harley Wind Soldier?
(a) To get her a rosary.
(b) To call the priest.
(c) To make her dinner.
(d) To bury her rosary in the yard.

2. Who tells a story about a displeased wife whose husband brings home a second wife?
(a) Crystal.
(b) Harley.
(c) Charlene.
(d) Pumpkin.

3. While the adults are watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, what does Margaret do?
(a) She watches it on her own television.
(b) She daydreams.
(c) She tells her grandson, Harley, about her grandmother's dress.
(d) She sleeps.

4. What does Harley assure his grandmother?
(a) That he will fix her television, so she may watch Neil Armstrong.
(b) He will protect her.
(c) He will find her grandmother's dress.
(d) That he will return the dress to the reservation some day.

5. What is surprising about Herod's reaction to the female grass dancer?
(a) He tells Frank to remove her from the arena.
(b) He asks for more females grass dancers.
(c) Frank is surprised that his traditional grandfather would welcome a female grass dancer.
(d) He is shocked to see a female dancer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do the early Native Americans believe what the priests say about heaven?

2. Of what does Jeannette come to the reservation full?

3. Why is Mercury confined to a wheelchair?

4. Who does Crystal marry?

5. What does Harley tell Pumpkin about his soul?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Calvin have Herod make him?

2. How does Red Dress relate to the white culture?

3. Why does Jeannette abandon James Fenimore Cooper?

4. Why does Ghost Horse marry Red Dress posthumously?

5. What does this novel explore?

6. What two styles of grass dancers are there?

7. Why does Anna allow Joyce to marry Clifford?

8. What does Red Dress tell Harley?

9. What do the two protagonists have in common?

10. Why does Jeannette visit Anna?

(see the answer keys)

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