Winter in the Blood Test | Final 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. After rescuing the cow, what does the narrator realize about his male relatives as he lays on the ground?

2. While herding cattle, where do the narrator and Mose decide to take them?

3. While pulling the cow out of the mud, what does the narrator realize about his feelings toward Lame Bull?

4. While Mose and the narrator are herding cattle, what goes wrong?

5. After going to the Palace Bar in Havre to meet the traveling white man, what does the narrator see out the window?

Short Essay Questions

1. After spending several days in Havre, how does the narrator go about returning home, and why?

2. In Chapter 42, while the narrator begins to lose consciousness after his horse slips, what does he realize?

3. After the old woman's death, the narrator walks out on the plains alone to think. What significant event occurs while he is out there?

4. When Ferdinand Horn offers his condolences, is he truly sorry?

5. 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?

6. Why does First Raise take the narrator to visit Yellow Calf and why is that significant?

7. When the narrator nearly dies in Chapter 42, what does he suddenly understand about dying?

8. Why does the narrator treat Marlene badly?

9. When the narrator walks out on the plains after his grandmother's death, what does he tell Old Bird?

10. What kind of a relationship do the old woman and Yellow Calf have throughout the years before Teresa's birth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Numerous times throughout the story, the narrator has to remind different characters of his age. How does this necessity contribute to the main character's difficulties? Why does he sometimes have to remind himself that he is thirty-two-years-old?

Essay Topic 2

Is the narrator a sympathetic character? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

How does Teresa's memory and attitudes towards his father affect the narrator? Is her influence on him positive or negative? Why?

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