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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Boon hit when he misses while shooting at a black man?
2. Ike describes the slaves' inability to _____________ after the Civil War.
3. Who dies at sundown?
4. For what are the men waiting in camp?
5. Who is Ike's cousin and partner now?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is much symbolism in this story regarding Old Ben. What does Old Ben symbolize for the men? Cite two examples of symbolism regarding Old Ben.
Essay Topic 2
The scene where Old Ben is killed is the climax of the story and also a turning point for Ike in a few ways. Evaluate the scene and cite at least three ways that indicate that Ike is maturing and changing.
Essay Topic 3
The reader is introduced to some Native American beliefs and tradition through the character of Sam Fathers. Cite at least three examples of Native American folklore in the book and note why you selected these examples as representative of the Native American culture.
This section contains 770 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)