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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. Over how many of Eli’s fellow tribe members are killed during the big raid in Chapter Nineteen?
(a) 150.
(b) 260.
(c) 56.
(d) 30.

2. What does Toshaway’s name translate to in English?
(a) Bright Button.
(b) Charges the Enemy.
(c) Large Bear.
(d) White Wolf.

3. Where does Eli say his father “keeps a woman” in Chapter Four?
(a) Dallas.
(b) Austin.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Houston.

4. How many people does Peter say Pancho Villa killed across the border in New Mexico in Chapter Twenty-one?
(a) 10.
(b) 20.
(c) 15.
(d) 30.

5. What is the name of the man that Prairie Flower is romantically involved with when she begins an affair with Eli in Chapter Nineteen?
(a) Grey Wolf.
(b) Hates Work.
(c) Soft Talker.
(d) Charges the Enemy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Eli McCullough’s nickname in the novel?

2. Where did Clint McCullough die?

3. What people does Toshaway say were leading the white men that attacked his tribe in Chapter Twenty-two?

4. What nickname does Eli’s father call their neighbor who has his horses stolen in Chapter Four?

5. The narrative of Chapter One is transcribed from a WPA Recording in what year?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the theme of ethnic bias illustrated in Chapters Nine through Thirteen?

2. How are the circumstances of Eli’s Indian tribe described in 1851 in Chapter Twenty-two?

3. What items are taken when Eli’s family’s home is ambushed by the Indians in Chapter Four? Why are they taken?

4. What concerns Jeanne the most as she faces her own death in Chapter Five?

5. What is related about Eli McCullough’s early life in Chapter One? Why do you think this information is important?

6. Why are homesteaders like Eli’s family in danger of raids? What has created these circumstances?

7. What are Jeanne’s opinions of the Garcia family? How did Jeanne develop these opinions?

8. How is sexual promiscuity among the Indians described in Chapters Nine through Thirteen?

9. How does Sally respond to the situation after Charles has shot Dutch Hollis? Why does Peter disagree with Sally?

10. What information is related regarding Jeanne’s mother in Chapter Five?

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