Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The men in the prayer circle with Tosamah smoked and ate _____________.
2. What is caught in a small snare trap that the old man has set at the beginning of the story?
3. Who is the old Kiowa woman that Tosamah references in his story during the sermon he is giving?
4. Who is the old man who is driving his team of old mares along the river in a canyon at the beginning?
5. With which group did the Kiowa have an alliance for a very long time - more than a hundred years?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who did not dance when the group of men got together to get drunk the night before Abel's departure?
2. What happened during the incident with Abel and the tank, according to Bowker?
3. As Abel stares out into the silent valley, what is the memory he recalls having shared with Vidal?
4. What happened between Abel and the daughter of Medina in January of 1937?
5. Who managed to fix Abel's bad back when he was thrown off his horse, even though his grandfather could not?
6. What does Abel do when he sees the bird in the sack after it has been captured?
7. What happens when Abel comes off the bus when Francisco comes to pick him up?
8. What were some of the ways Tosamah insulted Abel, even though he did not do so directly?
9. What caused Francisco to be afraid during the birth of his child, which then caused his girlfriend to leave him?
10. What surrounded Francisco in his camp when he was riding out as a young man?
During retreats, people would give offerings and pray at various holy places.
Part 1: Why do you think people felt the need to give offerings at the holy places?
Part 2: What might have been some of the offerings you would have left at the holy places?
Part 3: How do you think the offerings to the holy places help the offering person feel about themselves or their lives?
There are vast differences between the older and the newer generations of Native Americans in this story.
Part 1: Compare and contrast the older and newer generations of Native Americans in this story.
Part 2: Do you think the newer generation of Native Americans is hopeful? Why or why not?
Part 3: What does Momaday seem to be saying for the future of Native Americans?
The structure of the storytelling seems to be something is very special to the Native American culture.
Part 1: Why is storytelling so important within the context of this story?
Part 2: Why are stories important to share with others, especially those we love?
Part 3: Why is it important for the priests in this book to relate the stories of history?
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