Winter in the Blood Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 130 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Winter in the Blood Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 130 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. After the grandmother's death, what question does the narrator continually ask Yellow Calf?

2. What tool does the narrator use to try and pull her out?

3. When the narrator visits Yellow Calf, how does the old man react to the news of the old woman's death?

4. When Ferdinand Horn visits for the second time, what does the narrator lie to him about?

5. After the old woman dies, what reason do Ferdinand Horn and his wife give for stopping at the house?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When the narrator goes out to visit Yellow Calf the second time, what does he learn about his grandmother?

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 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?

5. After the narrator sleeps with Marlene, what is different about him?

6. After the narrator spends several days in Havre, what does he finally want to do, and why?

7. 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?

8. While the narrator is digging his grandmother's grave, what does he remember about his father?

9. When the narrator returns home from Havre, what does he think about while he is alone?

10. Why does the narrator treat Marlene badly?

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

What is it about the city that makes the narrator ultimately want to leave? How is this significant to the plot?

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the book, the narrator attempts to rescue a cow and ends up nearly dying. How does this affect his outlook on life? Does that ordeal change him or does he remain unfeeling like he did at the beginning of the story?

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