Ishi: Last of His Tribe Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Theodora Kroeber
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Ending People Section 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do Ishi and Mother move after Tushi and Elder Uncle disappear?
(a) Back to Tuliyani.
(b) To Three Knolls.
(c) To Ishi's fishing shelter.
(d) To Acorn Hollow.

2. Why do Ishi and his family smile when they hear the rush and roar of the wind coming down the canyon?
(a) They know that the winds will destroy the saldu settlement.
(b) They know that they winds are the spirits of Yahi ancestors.
(c) They know that the winds will drive the animals down into the canyon.
(d) They know that the winds mean that spring has arrived.

3. According to Grandfather, why must a bow never be left standing?
(a) It will sweat and become weak; the bow needs rest just like the hunter.
(b) It is too easily seen by the enemy and will be attacked.
(c) It may be knocked over and broken.
(d) It is a bad omen and will attract evil spirits.

4. Why does Tushi spread black raspberries and manzanita berries onto mats?
(a) It is an offering for the Spirits.
(b) She is feeding the forest animals.
(c) She is drying them.
(d) She is inspecting them before she brings them home.

5. How does Elder Uncle purify Ishi of any danger that might have followed him from the spirit world?
(a) He burns sage and prays over him.
(b) He orders him to take a sweat bath.
(c) He tells him to go to Black Rock and talk to Timawi's spirit.
(d) He blows sacred tobacco over him and says prayers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Ishi alarmed by the ditch that the saldu are digging?

2. After Ishi returns from his journey, what does he notice about Timawi?

3. Why does Mother pour the water out of the baskets every evening?

4. According to their plan, where will Tushi and Elder Uncle go to hide if they need to leave the cave village?

5. What detail does Grandmother add to the end of Grandfather's story about Jikula and Ahalamila?

(see the answer key)

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