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 does Nora believe the skinwalkers fear?

2. What does Bonarotti smell?

3. How large was the disk on the Kiva?

4. What treatment does he require and not have with him?

5. Why had the Anasazi built the tower?

Short Essay Questions

1. After her argument with Nora, what does Sloane do?

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

3. What happens to Roscoe after the rest of the group heads for the Kiva opening?

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

5. What does Black think of Sloane's behavior as the flood waters rage?

6. Who does Skip go to for help and why?

7. Who argues with Sloane's decision to open the Sun Kiva?

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

9. Why is Swire angry when Nora and Bill return to Quivira?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several factors that play into Nora's determination to take the horses over Devil's Backbone. This is a costly decision in several different ways, both physical and emotional. What are they? There is some dissent among team members as well. How does that factor into the decision, if at all? What could have been done at this point that may have avoided the tragic loss they suffer? Roscoe is one of her major opponents at this juncture. How does the tragedy that occurs play a part in their behavior further into the story?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Nora is placed in charge of this expedition largely because it is a condition of hers. She holds the information of their destination back as much as possible to increase her leverage. How will the other more experienced members of the team likely respond to her as a leader? What conflicts are likely to arise, and based on the characters introduced so far, who will be her biggest challenges? Why do you think that is the case? What passages in the book support your theories?

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