The Grass Dancer Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Susan Power
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Mid-Book 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. Who is thanked for the powwow?

2. What is a Yuwipi medicine man?

3. Who does Herod say is crazy?

4. Who does Margaret refuse to let in her house?

5. Where does Herod sleep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Anna allow Joyce to marry Clifford?

2. How does Charlene respond when her mother tells her that her father believes her to be stillborn?

3. What is the critical junction in Harley's life?

4. Why does Pumpkin jump into Lake Michigan?

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

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

7. How does Chester entertain Anna when the Ferris wheel gets stuck?

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

9. How is Christianity brought to the Native Americans?

10. What may have corrupted Red Dress' power?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mercury/Anna uses potions to lure in men.

Part 1) Give examples from the text to prove this statement.

Part 2) Why does she feel compelled to use her powers in this way?

Part 3) How is her treatment of men similar to that of Red Dress?

Essay Topic 2

Alcohol frequently is used as the cause for accidents and a way of escape.

Part 1) Give examples from the text to prove this statement.

Part 2) Why might the author choose alcohol?

Part 3) How do other characters in the novel escape, without the use of alcohol?

Essay Topic 3

Through most of the book, Harley is depressed and has low self-esteem.

Part 1) Why is he like this?

Part 2) Give examples of this character flaw from the text.

Part 3) Compare and contrast Harley prior to the vision quest and after the vision quest.

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