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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Ben tried to share his __________ with Abel, but Abel would not take it.
2. Abel came upon other _______ and at the first sign of dawn they all set off, and even though Abel fell, he got up and kept on going.
3. Abel dressed his grandfather in bright ceremonial __________ as he prepared his body.
4. Who does Ben ask for money that is owed to him from a previous lending situation?
5. What did Francisco eat after disemboweling the animal that he killed while off in the woods?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The role of alcohol in this story is prevalent, with it changing the lives of all the bottle touches.
Part 1: Why is alcohol something so many people turn to in this story?
Part 2: Why doesn't alcohol seem to help anyone solve their problems?
Part 3: What might the story have been like without the presence of alcohol in the lives of the characters?
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