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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following does Old Tallow's dog NOT do to Omakayas?
(a) Knocks her down.
(b) Licks her face.
(c) Bites her.
(d) Makes her fall unconscious.

2. Which of the following does NOT represent the connection between One Horn and the family?
(a) Generous.
(b) Respectful.
(c) Compassionate.
(d) Serendipitous.

3. One day Nokomis tells Omakayas and the other women a story of an encounter with the spirit of __________________.
(a) Her grandmother.
(b) Her sister.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her grandfather.

4. What is done with the items touched by the man who died from smallpox?
(a) They are bleached.
(b) They are buried.
(c) They are burned.
(d) They are thrown into the lake.

5. Who kills One Horn in order to feed the family?
(a) Fishtail.
(b) Albert.
(c) Omakayas.
(d) Deydey.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Biboon?

2. In her dream, what does Nokomis envision the deer One Horn doing?

3. What does Nokomis encourage Omakayas to do?

4. How much food does Old Tallow eat at supper?

5. Who wears an eccentric, colorful coat?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Omakayas' preparation and attempts at her spiritual quest?

2. What does the mention of the cold weather being sudden and particularly harsh foreshadow?

3. What happens to Omakayas after the smallpox deaths, and who is the one who is able to help her?

4. Which two characters die as a result of the smallpox outbreak?

5. What is Omakayas' experience with the bear cubs when she is off on her own?

6. How does the author explore the relationship between whites and natives in this section?

7. What story does Nokomis tell Omakayas and the women which frightens Omakayas but moves the other women?

8. What does Nokomis tell Omakayas about the voices they hear and about what Omakayas' path in life is going to be?

9. What preparations do Mama and Nokomis make for the family's food to get them through the winter?

10. Why does Omakayas go off on her own while the family is tapping the maple trees?

(see the answer keys)

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