The Valley of Horses Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What did Ayla rely on when night fell?

2. What color does Thonolan miss?

3. What is the foehn?

4. What was the tree called that was adorned with offerings?

5. What was the problem with fording the channels?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Jondalar so worried about regarding Thonolan's approach of the rhino?

2. What things did Ayla need to survive the winter?

3. What was the difference in the Shamudoi and the Ramudoi specialties when it came to hunting?

4. How did Ayla react to the valley?

5. What events led to Ayla making fire with flint and iron pyrite?

6. What information did Creb give Ayla on signs from her totem?

7. What is the Malaise?

8. What things led Jondalar to believe the flatheads were closer to human than it had been rumored?

9. Why had Jondalar inadvertently hurt Radonio?

10. What advantages did Ayla have that other clan women did not?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Thonolan's infatuation with Jetamio. Was their relationship a healthy one? Why or why not? In what ways might their relationship have been better for the both of them, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Ayla's preconceptions about the Others. Why did she fear meeting them, on some level? Why was she eager to meet them? What do the Other's represent to Ayla, on a deeper level?

Essay Topic 3

Consider Ayla's fears regarding the Others. Are her fears well founded? Why or why not? What is unlikely to happen to Ayla that the Clan often became the victims of?

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