Pretty-shield, Medicine Woman of the Crows Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Frank Bird Linderman
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the muffler made out of that Pretty-shield untied from her head in the beginning of Chapter 7?

2. How did Long-horse die?

3. Who did Pretty-shield bring to live with her and Goes-ahead when they were married?

4. What did Pretty-shield carry on her back to be more like the women in her tribe?

5. When Pretty-shield was stuck in the herd of running buffalo, what struck her in the face?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Pretty-shield state that the Crows could not all live together?

2. What was Pretty-shield's answer to the question that Linderman asked concerning how a man treated a married sister-in-law?

3. When Linderman was closing the damper on the big stove, what was he wondering about asking Pretty-shield?

4. In what ways were Pretty-shield's people tough?

5. In Chapter 4, what did the coyote tell the boy to do to get rid of Red-woman?

6. What was Pretty-shield's answer when Linderman asked if she had ever whipped her own children?

7. Describe what happened when Pretty-shield's mother chased after the horse that ran away from her.

8. What was Linderman's response when Pretty-shield inquired on what he wanted her to speak about?

9. What did Pretty-shield state the Crows are fond of doing, in Chapter 2?

10. What did Pretty-shield's buffalo horse do when she didn't shoot a calf they were chasing after?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do you think the experiences that Pretty-shield had during her lifetime helped shape her into the person she was when Linderman interviewed her? Name one story from Pretty-shield's life and explain the personal attributes of Pretty-shield this contributed to.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 8, Pretty-shield had an experience with a baby bear who had been scolded by his mother. What life lesson, or lessons, can the reader take away from this story? What did Pretty-shield learn from this experience? What did the baby bear learn from this experience, if he learned anything at all?

Essay Topic 3

Pretty-shield entrusted Linderman to make an account of her life and write about the Crow culture. Why do you think Pretty-shield trusted Linderman enough to do this? How did Pretty-shield communicate with Linderman, and do you think there were things in the stories that were lost because of the language barrier between them?

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