Waterlily Test | Mid-Book 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 will Waterlily do at any festival in the future to let people know how her father felt about her?

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

3. What happens after Blue Bird and her grandmother wander alone for a few days in Chapter 2?

4. While thankful for the help of her sister-in-laws, what is Blue Bird careful to avoid doing?

5. What was given to Blue Bird and her grandmother when they join the camp circle in Chapter 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Rainbow and the other men do in response to finding the dead Indian and why?

2. How did Blue Bird's grandmother feel when she learned that Blue Bird had agreed to marry Star Elk?

3. How does Waterlily feel when Little Chief kills his first buffalo, and why is it important?

4. In Chapter 4, what does Rainbow tell his parents, and how do they feel about this and why?

5. How does Gloku and the rest of the camp circle feel about Rainbow's marriage to Blue Bird?

6. Why does Rainbow decide to make Waterlily a hunka, what does this mean, and how does Waterlily feel about it?

7. What happens to Waterlily when she is left to care for her blind grandfather at the age of six?

8. Due to his anger at Blue Bird and the way the rest of the camp circle is treating him, what does Star Elk do?

9. According to Chapter 2, how did Blue Bird come to live in this camp circle?

10. Why does Gloku visit Blue Bird, and what does Blue Bird learn about Gloku's family in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters Waterlily and Blue Bird.

Essay Topic 2

What role does the importance of family play in "Waterlily"? How is this theme related to the theme of Dakota traditions?

Essay Topic 3

What does the relationship between the Native Americans and their surroundings suggest?

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