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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who does the narrator address that he seems to compare to himself and the fate of his people?
(a) His horse.
(b) The herd.
(c) His brother.
(d) The cottonwoods.
2. After the grandmother's death, what does Lame Bull bring home to commemorate her life?
(c) A pipe.
(d) A new horse.
3. After his escapades in Havre, who does the narrator ride with on his way home?
(a) A professor and his family.
(b) A businessman and his family.
(c) A rancher and his family.
(d) A hutterite family.
4. While speaking with Ferdinand Horn's wife for the second time, what does the narrator realize?
(a) He has left the horse out on the pasture.
(b) He misses his girlfriend.
(c) He is about to be sick.
(d) Mrs. Horn is a relative.
5. After sleeping with Marlene, what emotion does her appearance elicit in the narrator?
(d) He doesn't feel any emotion.
Short Answer Questions
1. While the narrator and Mose are herding cattle, which type of cow goes first?
2. How does Teresa act at the funeral?
3. What does the narrator wear to his grandmother's funeral?
4. After the old woman dies, what reason do Ferdinand Horn and his wife give for stopping at the house?
5. After the grandmother's death, what does Yellow Calf reveal to the narrator?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the narrator treat Marlene badly?
2. After the narrator sleeps with Marlene, what is different about him?
3. Why does First Raise take the narrator to visit Yellow Calf and why is that significant?
4. When the narrator returns home from Havre, how does he feel?
5. 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?
6. In Chapter 42, while the narrator begins to lose consciousness after his horse slips, what does he realize?
7. 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?
8. After the narrator's grandmother dies, what is the mood of her family?
9. When the narrator goes out to visit Yellow Calf the second time, how is his visit significant to the story?
10. After spending several days in Havre, how does the narrator go about returning home, and why?
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