House Made of Dawn Test | 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. The A.A. Kaul _________ Company uses the second floor of Tosamah's building as a storage facility.

2. Who was once considered the best long race runner in the region?

3. Who looked after Abel and the rest of his family because their father left a long time before?

4. Tosamah returned to ____________ Mountain in order to visit his grandmother's grave.

5. Francisco and Abel went to the ________ where some old people had already gathered and begun to sing.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the plan that Abel and Ben shared before Abel left the following day?

2. Describe the appearance of Abel when Ben takes him to the bus station at the beginning of the chapter.

3. Describe the character of Nicolas teach-whau - who was this women to Abel in this story?

4. What did Father Olguin think caused Abel to kill the albino so many years ago, testifying in court to this being the reason for Abel's actions?

5. What happened when Abel finally did go back to work after the incident at the card game?

6. What is Abel's final memory before leaving to head off to the war to fight?

7. What did Abel do after realizing that his grandfather had died during a moment when Abel fell asleep?

8. What is close to the body of Abel, as he lies in a ditch - cold and in pain, with his hands and fingers broken?

9. Who is the Priest of the Sun, who appears at the beginning of this second chapter of the book?

10. What did Francisco try to teach his grandsons when they were out at the old Campo Santo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

It's apparent that the role of spirituality is one that is important, even as it stretches across Walatowa and Los Angeles.

Part 1: Why are the priests so important within the context of the story?

Part 2: How does Father Olguin affect the other characters in this book?

Part 3: How does Tosamah affect others within the context of this story?

Essay Topic 3

The rain is present at various points in the story, points where there are significant changes for the characters.

Part 1: Why is rain present at the time when Angela and Abel make love?

Part 2: Why do you think rain occurs when Abel leaves Los Angeles to go back to Walatowa?

Part 3: Why is rain present after Francisco dies?

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