Red Prophet Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 is the only sentence that Ta-Kumsaw speaks to Alvin?

2. Why does Gilbert applaud a horrible show?

3. Why does Alvin want to go with Ta-Kumsaw?

4. What is Alvin to do in order to be a Red boy with Ta-Kumsaw?

5. What does de Maurepas call Old Hickory?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the difference between the oath of a land at peace and an angry land?

2. Where does Alvin find the fruit that he isn't allowed to eat any more? Why is this?

3. What is interesting to note about the way Alvin makes the journey with Ta-Kumsaw?

4. What does Alvin know will happen by the third time he tells the story of what happened at Tippy-Canoe?

5. What does Taleswapper have in his bag?

6. What is the only way that Ta-Kumsaw can get to Alvin and why does he need to do so?

7. What is Ta-Kumsaw convinced is the reason for Alvin's grief? What is Taleswapper's argument?

8. Why does La Fayette wish that Napoleon were merely a "vain posturer with a gift for seducing the loyalty of his betters"(266)?

9. For what reasons does Frederic don the amulet?

10. What does Alvin figure has happened when he explains what the Chok-Taw have done to the saddles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how myths and legends become more magical over time. What can be attributed to these manipulations of data? How far back in history does fact become intermingled with legend and, therefore, indistinguishable? What kinds of things lead to their indistinguishable nature? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Compare American frontier towns to small towns that exist present day. What kinds of characteristics are similar and what things are different? Taking away technological advancement as a main difference, what other main differences exist in small towns of today? What do you think is the reason for this difference?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the mutual animosity between the Reds and the Whites in the story. Do they have reason to fear each other? Why or why not? Is this a common theme throughout history? Explain.

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