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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. Francisco thinks back to the time when he participated in a __________ for the good hunting and the harvests.
(a) Race
(b) Fight
(c) Spelling bee
(d) Writing contest

2. When Abel went to look at the bird he caught, helpless in the sack, he felt bad so he __________ it.
(a) Freed
(b) Ate
(c) Suffocated
(d) Loosened

3. In what month did Abel's mother die, even though he had been told all along it was nothing?
(a) November
(b) July
(c) June
(d) October

4. After binding the bait together and placing it into a sack, Abel gathered ___________ and cut a number of evergreen boughs.
(a) Wheat
(b) Grass
(c) Sage
(d) Peyote

5. Who is the old man who is driving his team of old mares along the river in a canyon at the beginning?
(a) Vidal
(b) Francisco
(c) Tosamah
(d) Abel

Short Answer Questions

1. ___________ managed to fix Abel after he fell off his horse for the first time, by simply shaking him.

2. Milly decided to come to ____________ when she had the money from her father and from his hard work.

3. ____________ father had worked the land for years with little success in doing so.

4. Who was armed with a shotgun when they decided to go shoot gray geese?

5. The Tai-me is the ___________ doll that belonged to the Kiowas from the time the man found the special creature.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the life of Milly and how Abel recalls it unfolding as he is lying in the ditch, injured and unable to do anything but think.

2. What did Abel do after he left his grandfather's house after Francisco died?

3. What were some of the things the sun could teach the grandsons about, according to Francisco?

4. What happened during the incident with Abel and the tank, according to Bowker?

5. What things did Ben offer to Abel on the first day they were introduced to each other?

6. What did Tosamah have to do in order to reach the grave of his grandmother when he went out to visit her?

7. What did Ben sign softly as he and Abel sat up on the hill before the final departure of Abel the next day?

8. What happened during the summer and the autumn rain retreats, according to the stories in the book?

9. As Abel stares out into the silent valley, what is the memory he recalls having shared with Vidal?

10. What did Francisco come upon as a young man, riding out on a buckskin colt and leading a hunting horse?

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