Ishi: Last of His Tribe Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the waves leave for Ishi when he stands on the shore?
(a) A white shell.
(b) A broken arrowhead.
(c) A heart-shaped rock.
(d) A piece of sea glass.

2. Who will go on the trip to the Yahi world?
(a) Ishi, Majapa, and Maliwal.
(b) Ishi and Majapa.
(c) Ishi, Majapa, Maliwal, and another museum man.
(d) Ishi, Majapa, Maliwal, and the Kuwi.

3. Why does Ishi not take the basket of Tushi's that Majapa offers him?
(a) He says that he wants nothing to do with the old life.
(b) He says that it is a part of the museum's treasures and belongs there.
(c) It brings too many sad memories for him.
(d) It was not one of her best pieces of work.

4. What do Majapa and Maliwal scatter over the waves as their sacrifice?
(a) Acorn meal.
(b) Sacred tobacco.
(c) Cornmeal.
(d) Barley meal.

5. Why does Ishi not disturb the icicles that have formed on the entrance to the cave?
(a) The icicles are so large that they could be dangerous.
(b) He is too tired to notice that they are there.
(c) They are sacred to him because he believes they are from Tushi's dream.
(d) He does not want to leave any evidence that he has been there.

6. According to Ishi, what problem arises from wearing shoes?
(a) Wearing shoes confines the foot, but also the spirit of the person wearing them.
(b) All of the tracks look the same, so following a person is difficult.
(c) Shoes pinch a person's toes and make it too difficult to move quickly.
(d) A person cannot know where he walks when his feet do not touch earth.

7. How long is the bundle that the expressman delivers to the museum?
(a) The length of Ishi's entire body.
(b) The length of Ishi's arm to the tips of his fingers.
(c) As long as the museum table.
(d) As long as Ishi's leg.

8. One day, Mother tells Ishi that he looks like a hunter again and that she no longer fears for him. How soon after this does she pass away?
(a) Ten days.
(b) Five days.
(c) Two days.
(d) One week.

9. Where does Majapa want Ishi to take him?
(a) The Outer Ocean.
(b) Lookout Point.
(c) Yuna Canyon and Tuliyani.
(d) Ancestor Cave.

10. What items are buried with Ishi?
(a) His treasure bundle, a bag of tobacco, and a basket of acorns.
(b) Tushi's baskets, a handful of tobacco, and seven arrowheads.
(c) His pipe and tobacco, a handful of acorn meal, and his rock-glass knife.
(d) His best bow and five arrows, a basket of acorn meal, and his treasure bundle.

11. What does Ishi make out of eucalyptus seedpods for the girl in the arroyo?
(a) A bracelet.
(b) A musical shaker.
(c) A necklace.
(d) A basket.

12. What does Ishi do after Majapa and Maliwal are asleep?
(a) He takes a sweat bath and bathes in the river.
(b) He watches them and prays over them.
(c) He goes into the woods to hunt for deer.
(d) He goes to Ancestor Cave to pray and make a sacrifice.

13. How does Ishi decide he will preserve the Yahi Way?
(a) He will return to the Yahi world and live as he used to.
(b) He will marry and raise a child who will carry on the Yahi tradition.
(c) He will teach children who visit the museum about the Yahi Way.
(d) He will tell stories and describe the Way so that Majapa can write it down.

14. Once Ishi realizes that his loved ones are no longer wandering, where does he decide to go?
(a) Back to Wowunupo.
(b) To Ancestor Cave.
(c) To Three Knolls.
(d) To the Land of the Dead.

15. What object, delivered to the museum by the express wagon, intrigues Ishi?
(a) Handmade bows from throughout the world.
(b) A collection of books.
(c) An assortment of woven baskets.
(d) Ancient Greek pottery.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "To the Edge of the World, Section 11," what does Ishi understand now about the saldu?

2. What museum items does Majapa take Ishi to see on his second day in the city?

3. Where does Ishi go when the summer gets too hot?

4. What has Mother done while Ishi has been out looking for Tushi and Elder Uncle?

5. Why does Ishi burn off his hair?

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