Thunderhead Test | Final 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 treatment does he require and not have with him?

2. What does Nora do after making sure that Bill is okay?

3. What does Nora find as she continues to flee the injured skinwalker?

4. What do the skinwalkers do in their attack?

5. What does Nora use against the final skinwalker?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sloane conceal from Nora and how does Black react?

2. What had Sloane's father surmised regarding the few small shards of black on yellow micaceous pottery he had been able to study?

3. What two things do the skinwalkers do when they go into Chilbah valley in Chapter 36?

4. Sloane and Nora clash yet again. Why this time, and what is the outcome?

5. Bonarotti sits outside after breaking through the seals to the Sun Kiva to have a cigarette and has trouble remembering what?

6. What does John Beiyoodzin realize when he makes his way up the Priest's Trail and finds the remains of the twig fire?

7. How does the flash flood announce itself?

8. Who grabs Nora from behind when she goes to check whether or not Sloane had killed Smithback?

9. How does the rescue effort manifest itself at the marina in Page?

10. What do the designs on the black on yellow micaceous pottery reveal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Black and Sloane both report the day's weather as being clear for the day when they have both witnessed evidence to the contrary. Each has different reasons for their omission. Explain them. Why is Sloane so determined to stay? What motivates Black's behavior? It is easy to see that neither is motivated solely by the desire to explore the Kiva, so what is the common factor that is behind their omission? (Nora is motivated by the same desire when she is determined to leave but each has different focal points)

Essay Topic 2

Why does the Nankoweap tribe avoid Chilbah Valley? How are they tied together? What factors are revealed in the book that would lead the reader to believe that there is a deeper connection between the Anasazi people and the Nankoweap people? What actual ties from one to the other are revealed?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the life of a potherd hunter. Should someone in this field of study have a family or children? Is it natural for the family to resent the constant disappearances that this kind of work might involve? Could this be resolved by giving the family a more active role or including them in some of the expeditions? Could they be used as an educational or bonding tool?

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