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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The singing of the birds foreshadows ____________________.
(a) Omakayas' emerging spirit.
(b) Omakayas' death.
(c) Omakayas' parents' death.
(d) Omakayas' grief.

2. The story takes place over the course of ________________.
(a) One month.
(b) One year.
(c) Three years.
(d) Two weeks.

3. What noise do the voyageurs hear as they get into their canoes to leave the island?
(a) Gunshots.
(b) Wailing.
(c) Birds singing.
(d) Thunder.

4. What does the mother bear do to Omakayas?
(a) Pins her to the ground.
(b) Ignores her.
(c) Chases her up a tree.
(d) Claws at her.

5. What is the name of the island where the baby is found?
(a) Thunder Island.
(b) Heron Island.
(c) Ojibwa Island.
(d) Spirit Island.

6. What are voyageurs?
(a) Shipbuilders.
(b) Map makers.
(c) Fur traders.
(d) Teachers.

7. What name is given to the injured crow?
(a) Quanto.
(b) Pinch.
(c) Mahalo.
(d) Andeg.

8. How is Tallow different from her husband?
(a) She is fearless.
(b) She is educated.
(c) She is spiritual.
(d) She is resourceful.

9. Who do the voyageurs find alive in the village?
(a) A chief.
(b) A baby girl.
(c) A blacksmith.
(d) A healer.

10. What kind of birds eat the corn crop?
(a) Sparrows.
(b) Bluebirds.
(c) Robins.
(d) Crows.

11. What will be used to build a house for the family?
(a) Birchbark.
(b) Pine trees.
(c) Oak.
(d) Sod.

12. The book explores the effect of white people on ___________________.
(a) Blacks.
(b) Animals.
(c) government.
(d) Indigenous culture.

13. What is Deydey especially pleased with when he comes home?
(a) Neewo's progress.
(b) The corn crop.
(c) The birchbark house.
(d) Omakayas' school lessons.

14. The men watch as the baby girl curls up to a __________________.
(a) Log.
(b) Dog.
(c) Dead body.
(d) Blanket.

15. What does Omakayas do when Neewo cries hysterically?
(a) Lets him out of his cradle board.
(b) Takes him for a walk.
(c) Shakes his rattle for him.
(d) Gives him a bottle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Andeg say about Mama after she has been angry at him?

2. What important theme emerges in this chapter?

3. What frightens Omakayas in the night?

4. The family is __________________ when Deydey is home.

5. Why does Omakayas not like her gift?

(see the answer keys)

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