Lullaby 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 does Ayah think she does to make the men in the bar fear her?

2. According to Ayah, what streams white mist in the sky's distance during the storm?

3. What does Chato bring home in big brown boxes?

4. According to Ayah, how does the freezing come down to the ground?

5. As they sit down behind the boulders, what does Ayah offer Chato?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How are the traditional ways of the Navajo people personified in Lullaby? How does Silko incorporate and weave these traditions into the text of the story and how do those traditions affect the protagonist, Ayah? Use the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

At the end of the story, Ayah sings a lullaby to Chato as he peacefully dies in his sleep during the bitter cold. How is the act representative of Ayah finding peace? In what ways does it support the Navajos' belief in the circle of life? What is the importance of song in Lullaby? How does the importance of oral tradition play into song and its usage in Lullaby? Use fact details from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Historical facts and myths about Native Americans and Anglos are incorporated throughout Lullaby. Explain how Ayah's beliefs about the Anglos both help and hurt her life. Use fact details from the text to support your answer.

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