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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. While Mose and the narrator are herding cattle, what goes wrong?
2. When Ferdinand Horn visits for the second time, what does the narrator lie to him about?
3. After the old woman dies, what reason do Ferdinand Horn and his wife give for stopping at the house?
4. While pulling the cow out of the mud, what does the narrator realize about his feelings toward Lame Bull?
5. After his return from Havre, what does Lame Bull tell the narrator they must do the following day?
Short Essay Questions
1. When the narrator returns home from Havre, what does he think about while he is alone?
2. Why does First Raise take the narrator to visit Yellow Calf and why is that significant?
3. Based on the behavior of the white traveling man, what may have happened if the narrator had driven him over the border?
4. When Ferdinand Horn offers his condolences, is he truly sorry?
5. At the very end of the book, what does the narrator determine to do and how is this different from the beginning of the book?
6. While the narrator is riding home from Havre, what does he notice about the little girl in the car and how is that significant?
7. After spending several days in Havre, how does the narrator go about returning home, and why?
8. After the narrator spends several days in Havre, what does he finally want to do, and why?
9. When the narrator goes out to visit Yellow Calf the second time, what does he learn about his grandmother?
10. In Chapter 42, while the narrator begins to lose consciousness after his horse slips, what does he realize?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the goal of the main character? Toward the end of the novel, does the narrator accomplish his goal? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
What is significant about the narrator's realization that Yellow Calf is his grandfather? How does this affect him and his story? How does this fit in with the overall theme of the story?
Essay Topic 3
How does the grandmother's role in the story change by the end of the novel? How does her history affect the narrator?
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