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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the people in the camp justify the way Blue Bird and Star Elk went about marrying?
(a) The couple was young and in love.
(b) Blue Bird did not have a mother to teach her any better.
(c) The money they received from Star Elk.
(d) It was what Star Elk deserved for insulting the chief.

2. What does Little Chief want to do that he is refused because he is too young in Chapter 9?
(a) Speak his mind.
(b) Hear the ghost stories being told.
(c) Join the war party.
(d) Smoke the peace pipe.

3. What do the people know about Blue Bird despite what is being said about her?
(a) The kind of person she is.
(b) She is possessed by a demon.
(c) She is stronger than most of the men of the tribe.
(d) She can tell the future.

4. What does Rainbow find in the bushes when he investigates in Chapter 9?
(a) Waterlily and Little Chief.
(b) A rabid coyote.
(c) A dead Indian.
(d) A bag of gold.

5. What does Woyaka believe the buffalo are to the Dakota?
(a) A pest to be exterminated.
(b) The sign of the devil.
(c) They are brothers.
(d) Their lords and masters.

6. What does this book, "Waterlily", tell the reader about the Dakota women?
(a) The effect of the telephone on them.
(b) Their lives and customs.
(c) Their rise to government positions.
(d) The war they waged against Dakota men.

7. How does Blue Bird notice Rainbow is different from Star Elk?
(a) He is much more attractive than Star Elk.
(b) His work ethic is much better.
(c) He is more intelligent.
(d) He speaks more eloquently.

8. How do the Dakotas feel about their siblings' accomplishments?
(a) They are as proud as though it were their own accomplishment.
(b) They feel competitive towards their siblings.
(c) They are so jealous they continuously fight.
(d) They do not have time to notice them usually.

9. How does Gloku treat Waterlily compared to her biological grandchildren?
(a) Much better than her biological grandchildren.
(b) She teaches them to make fun of Waterlily.
(c) No different at all.
(d) She excludes Waterlily as much as possible.

10. What does Blue Bird take her children out to do as Waterlily gets older?
(a) Tell them stories and play games with them.
(b) Teach them her mystic ways.
(c) Spy on Rainbow.
(d) Hunt and gather food for the camp.

11. What happens to Waterlily after Blue Bird prays for her and returns to camp in Chapter 3?
(a) She fades into a coma and dies.
(b) She begins to speak in tongues.
(c) She is kidnapped by Star Elk.
(d) She begins to get better.

12. What does Blue Bird do immediately after giving birth?
(a) Drown the baby in the river.
(b) Say a prayer of thankfulness.
(c) Runs to find Star Elk.
(d) Wraps the baby up and changes clothes.

13. What is Waterlily starting to understand as she grows into an adult?
(a) The significance of Dakota traditions and her place in them.
(b) How to cook properly.
(c) The burden she has put on her mother.
(d) Her role as a slave to the men of the tribe.

14. What does Gloku do with the children's rocks in Chapter 5?
(a) Carves them into chess pieces.
(b) Takes them away.
(c) Paints them.
(d) Stows them away in a bag.

15. Why was Blue Bird's grandmother not pleased with Blue Bird's intention to marry Star Elk?
(a) She thought he was very ugly.
(b) He was already married to another woman.
(c) He was known to be lazy and a poor hunter.
(d) She did not believe in love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Blue Bird's grandmother worried Star Elk would do to Blue Bird?

2. Who comes to visit each of the families in the camp circle during the winter?

3. What does Blue Bird gather to make an altar to pray for her daughter in Chapter 3?

4. What does Gloku's dream tell her that she feels very uneasy about?

5. In the Dakota tribe, who customarily helps parents raise their children?

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