The Grass Dancer Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Susan Power
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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. Who tells a story about a displeased wife whose husband brings home a second wife?

2. What do Martin and Crystal keep secret from their families?

3. What happens to the motorcycle?

4. What is used to control weak minds?

5. What is Mercury Thunder?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Clara Miller and Red Dress appear to Charlene?

2. What causes Luther Faribault to climb on Mercury's roof?

3. Why does Margaret only now tell her daughters who their father is?

4. Why does Frank take pride in the two rugged scars on his face?

5. Why does Charlene decide to not commit suicide after the potluck dinner?

6. Why does Mercury try to sabotage Charlene's schoolwork?

7. Where does Dina get the idea for rattlesnake hair ties?

8. Why do Jeannette's students not tell stories that are personal?

9. What takes place the morning after Archie's motorcycle's demise?

10. What happens to Pumpkin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Margaret Many Wounds has children with someone not of Native American culture.

Part 1) How does she handle this situation?

Part 2) Why does she handle it the way she does?

Part 3) How does racism and prejudice still affect our society today?

Essay Topic 2

Jeannette McVay idealizes the Native American culture.

Part 1) Give examples from the text that show this.

Part 2) Why does she have almost an obsession for Native American life and culture?

Part 3) How does this affect her view of her own culture and background?

Essay Topic 3

Pumpkin, due to her desire for learning and her widened horizons, she does not comfortably fit in her Native American culture.

Part 1) How does her education clash with her culture?

Part 2) How does she try to stay connected to her culture?

Part 3) Predict how college would have affected Pumpkin's cultural connection. Why?

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