House Made of Dawn Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the other word for the bad cop, as Ben recalls in his memory of a bad police experience?

2. What was the most important set of tracks in the many tracks of animals Francisco had seen as a young man?

3. The ___________ book and ears of colored corn were also placed at Francisco's side.

4. Francisco showed that the event which took place in #169 focused on those that were ___________.

5. What did Francisco and Abel look out over when they were at the Arroyo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of running is also something which appears at various parts of the book as well.

Part 1: Why is the theme of running important in this story?

Part 2: How does running affect the life of Abel specifically?

Part 3: Which characters are 'running' in this story, in a figurative sense? Why?

Essay Topic 2

While it's never implicitly stated, Martinez obviously has a problem with Native Americans.

Part 1: List at least three examples of how Martinez displays his problem with Native Americans.

Part 2: Why do you think Momaday doesn't seem to create a more intense character of Martinez? Wouldn't it be easier to show Martinez as a prejudiced jerk?

Part 3: What does Martinez bring to the novel? What does his presence create in the book?

Essay Topic 3

While the title of this book refers to a specific location, it seems to also refer to other themes which are addressed in the book.

Part 1: How does the idea of 'dawn' relate to the events which take place in this story?

Part 2: How does the idea of 'dawn' relate to Abel's life and experiences in the story?

Part 3: Why do you think M. Scott Momaday chose the title he did?

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