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 does Crystal admire?

2. Who kills Red Dress?

3. Why does no one complain about the bothersome microphone?

4. What happens the more Jeannette assimilates the Sioux culture into her life?

5. Why does Crystal protect the turtle amulet?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Herod feel about his religion?

2. What does Crystal think about Martin's artistic abilities?

3. Who does Harley meet on his vision guest?

4. How is Chaske different than other Sioux boys?

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

6. What do the two protagonists have in common?

7. What does this novel explore?

8. How does Frank help Harley?

9. What historic event takes place while Margaret is dying?

10. Why does Pumpkin jump into Lake Michigan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Red Dress and her descendants are powerful Sioux.

Part 1) What power do they possess?

Part 2) How do they use this power?

Part 3) Who has power today in our culture? Do they use it wisely?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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