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Multiple Choice Questions
1. While pulling the cow out of the mud, what does the narrator realize about his feelings toward Lame Bull?
(a) He is better than his father.
(b) He married Teresa for her money.
(c) He doesn't believe he will come back.
(d) He may have killed his father.
2. When the narrator goes to visit Yellow Calf for the second time, what has changed about him?
(a) He has cut his hand.
(b) He has sunk into dementia.
(c) He is unhappy.
(d) He wears shoes.
3. After rescuing the cow, what does the narrator realize about his male relatives as he lays on the ground?
(a) They left him too soon.
(b) They are calling him.
(c) They were picky people.
(d) They were the only ones he really loved.
4. After the white traveler is taken away from Havre, who does the narrator wish he could find?
(a) His father's friend.
(b) The barmaid.
(c) His brother-in-law.
(d) His girlfriend.
5. In Havre, what does the narrator do when the woman doesn't return with his money?
(a) He picks up his car keys.
(b) He looks for her in the bar.
(c) He scratches her car.
(d) He pops her tire.
Short Answer Questions
1. After his return from Havre, what does Lame Bull tell the narrator they must do the following day?
2. What reason does Yellow Calf give for the grandmother being abandoned by her tribe?
3. Before his grandmother's funeral, while he is out on the plains alone, what emotion does the narrator realize?
4. When the narrator visits Yellow Calf, how does the old man react to the news of the old woman's death?
5. What does the old woman wear to her own funeral?
Short Essay Questions
1. After spending several days in Havre, how does the narrator go about returning home, and why?
2. When the narrator returns home from Havre, how does he feel?
3. While the narrator is riding home from Havre, what does he notice about the little girl in the car and how is that significant?
4. After the narrator spends several days in Havre, what does he finally want to do, and why?
5. Why does First Raise take the narrator to visit Yellow Calf and why is that significant?
6. When the narrator goes out to visit Yellow Calf the second time, what does he learn about his grandmother?
7. When the narrator returns home from Havre, what does he think about while he is alone?
8. When Ferdinand Horn and his wife come to offer condolences, why does the wife seem so interested in the narrator's girlfriend and how does the narrator react?
9. When the narrator sees the white man arrested, how is he treated by the other bar patrons?
10. How is the narrator treated by the people who give him a ride home from Havre, and how is that typical of his experiences with outsiders?
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