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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 is the phrase that people say?
2. Who was Iza?
3. What was the tree called that was adorned with offerings?
4. What was Ayla's hide tent made of?
5. Who of the Hadumai group could speak Zelandonii?
Short Essay Questions
1. What had Broud done, and how was it a sign of an immature leader?
2. Why did Thonolan want to give up?
3. Why did Ayla take in the baby horse?
4. What transformation did Jetamio undergo when she smiled, and what impression did Jondalar get from that smile?
5. What did the old woman throw on the ground, and how did Jondalar react to it?
6. What is the Malaise?
7. What things led Jondalar to believe the flatheads were closer to human than it had been rumored?
8. Why did Jondalar take special attention in making sure young women were Pleasured in their First Rites?
9. What things did Ayla need to survive the winter?
10. What animal had used the cave before Ayla, and how did she know? How did she react to this knowledge?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why wouldn't Serenio mate Jondalar? What were her reasons? Were they valid? Why or why not? What was Jondalar's reaction to her refusal?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Ayla's relationship with Whinney. How did this relationship likely bring her through some tough times? Is Ayla's emotional attachment understandable, considering her situation? How is Ayla's relationship with Whinney different from present day relationships with horses?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the reasons why Ayla returned Whinney to a herd. Why was this important to Ayla? How did it mark the young woman's astounding maturity? Why would it have been harder for Ayla than for a person of today's age?
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