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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. What creature does Toshaway describe as being associated with the trickster spirit in Indian belief in Chapter Four?
(a) The coyote.
(b) The fox.
(c) The raven.
(d) The turtle.

2. What is the date of Peter’s first diary entry in Chapter Twelve?
(a) March 25, 1917.
(b) July 4, 1917.
(c) November 1, 1915.
(d) August 16, 1915.

3. Where is Glenn recovering in the hospital in Chapter Nine?
(a) Dallas.
(b) San Antonio.
(c) Houston.
(d) Los Angeles.

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

5. Who is the narrator of Chapter One?
(a) Peter McCullough.
(b) Jonas McCullough.
(c) Jeanne McCullough.
(d) Eli McCullough.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which U.S. President does the Colonel accuse of running a dictatorship in Chapter Fourteen?

3. What is the name of Prairie Flower’s sister in the novel?

4. Who was the father of Jeanne’s children?

5. About how many men accompany the McCulloughs when they go to confront the Garcias in Chapter Six?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Peter’s account of the incident with the Garcias differ from his father’s in Chapter Six?

3. How is the theme of gender bias illustrated in Chapters Nine through Thirteen?

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

5. How are the living conditions of the Indians described in Chapter Nineteen?

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

7. What internal conflicts does Peter face when Charles shoots Dutch Hollis?

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

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

10. What action does the Colonel take after Peter’s son has been shot in Chapter Six?

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