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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 unusual character flaw do the two old women possess?
2. With what do the women fill the sleeping area on their first night of travelling to keep themselves warm?
3. What protects Shruh Zhuu when he freely voices his opinions as a child?
4. Why had the group not shared food with the two women?
5. What does Shruh Zhuu do with his time?
Short Essay Questions
1. What painful memories does Chi'idzigyaak recall?
2. What are the first tasks the women must do to prepare their shelter at the fish camp?
3. Why do the two women boil the squirrel meat and drink the broth rather than eating the meat?
4. Where do the two old women decide to go when they feel they cannot remain in the camp where they have been abandoned?
5. Why is Sa' disappointed with Chi'idzigyaak when she agrees with her that they must move on?
6. What are the discomforts that the women notice most as they travel?
7. Why is the winter in which this story takes place more dangerous for The People than other winters?
8. What good deed have The People done for the two women as they leave them behind?
9. What has hardship taught the two women and failed to teach the two women about each other?
10. What unusual character flaw do the two old women possess?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the themes in this story is transformation. In your essay, explain how the abandonment brought about changes in the old women that made it possible for them to succeed in a harsh environment.
Essay Topic 2
Do you think the conflict the women face is mostly external or mostly internal? Give reasons from the story to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
In this story, the author has to find many ways to convey the idea of cold. In your essay, find and detail as many ways as you can that the author used to convey the cold that the women experienced, including the sensory elements of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell.
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