Ceremony Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 150 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Ceremony Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 150 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 does the medicine man tell Tayo about who the medicine man’s grandmother was?

2. Why does Josiah not brand the cows when he first gets them?

3. Who is Descheeny married to when he brings a Mexican girl to his home?

4. What do the old singers send to Descheeny?

5. When Emo is banished from the Pueblo, where does he go?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the woman tell Tayo when she sees him again and what is his response?

2. What does Tayo remember about Josiah and Night Swan?

3. Where does Tayo end up finding the cattle again with the man’s help?

4. What happens when Tayo is knocked unconscious and then wakes?

5. Where does Tayo find the cattle?

6. What does Tayo’s mother do with him when he is four?

7. How does Tayo free the cattle and what kind of animal does he see when he is freeing the cattle?

8. How does Robert begin to break through to Tayo and why might Robert be a good person to talk to his nephew?

9. Of what does Tayo dream as he and Robert prepare for winter? What does Tayo decide to do because of the dreams?

10. What does Tayo do when his friends leave in the morning what does he come to realize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is a contrast drawn between Native American spirituality and Christianity, and Christianity doesn't come off very well. Auntie is the only character in the story who represents the white man's religion, and her whole existence is focused on the reputation of the family.

Discuss the reasons the above statement may or may not be valid using illustrations from Auntie’s behavior that is derived from her religion and examples of the medicine man’s behavior that is derived from his spiritual beliefs.

Essay Topic 2

The medicine man's voice of reason, enlightenment and healing makes a very powerful statement.

Discuss the ways in which the medicine man’s talks with Tayo helped Tayo to heal. Use examples from Ceremony to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

There are many elements of effective psychotherapy in the counseling that Tayo receives from both Ku'oosh and Betonie. They guide him gently through a recounting, re-examination and recasting of all the demons that possess him.

Discuss reasons Tayo talking about his experiences might help him come to terms with what he has been through. Include a discussion of what the above statement might mean by “Tayo’s demons.” Use examples from Ceremony to support your response.

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