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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. How many Red's die over the thought that two White boys have died?
2. Who does Measure meet along the road?
3. What does Mike Fink recognize about the "war"?
4. What does the ciphered letter contain?
5. For what does Measure keep wishing?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Alvin find the fruit that he isn't allowed to eat any more? Why is this?
2. What specifically hurts Alvin when he examines his brother?
3. What does Alvin figure has happened when he explains what the Chok-Taw have done to the saddles?
4. What is Ta-Kumsaw convinced is the reason for Alvin's grief? What is Taleswapper's argument?
5. Why is Measure offended that the Red men haven't treated him fairly in the Gatlopp?
6. What is White Murderer Harrison's curse?
7. What does Napoleon tell Ta-Kumsaw to say to Alvin, and what is Alvin's response?
8. What is the difference between the oath of a land at peace and an angry land?
9. Why is Measure thankful that Alvin isn't with him?
10. What does Taleswapper have in his bag?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss Hoochs' ability as a spark. What is the only thing that keeps him in check? How does this fail to deter him once he is threatened with death if he doesn't comply with Harrison's request? How does this act inevitably bring about Hoochs' demise?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Lolla-Wossiky's interpretation of Christianity. Discuss Armor and Thrower's interpretation of Red religion. Which appears, at first glance, to be more accurate? Which is portrayed in a better light in this novel? Explain how you have come to your conclusions and cite quotes from the book to support your argument.
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